Upcoming summer season in Croatia may be hot for mobile operators. Croatian regulator HAKOM announced that it had received nine applications for participation in the electronic auction for the award of the 5G spectrum.
Slovenian regulator AKOS successfully completed a multiband spectrum auction. AKOS distributed all offered frequencies. The auction covered the 700 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz, 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz bands. The total proceeds from the auction amount to €164.2m. The new holders of the 15-year licenses must meet certain coverage obligations.
Irish telecoms regulator ComReg announced 5G multiband spectrum award. More precisely, it published the information memorandum and starts accepting applications from bidders. This stage follows already after many months of preparations. ComReg will grant licences in the bands 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz. The applications will be accepted until 6 August. … Read more
Bulgarian regulator CRC completes 5G auction in the 3.6 GHz band. The auction took only one day and seven bidding rounds. Each of the country’s main mobile operators – Vivacom, A1 Bulgaria and Telenor – gained 100 MHz. The state will collect a total of BGN 13.4m (USD 8.1m) for the three 20-year licences. The … Read more
The US regulator FCC announced end of the bidding phase of the auction 107 for the 3.7 GHz band. The auction ended with a record amount totalling USD 80.9bn. As a result, the regulator will award in total 5,684 licences for 15 years. The auction 107 bidding phase started on 8 December 2020 and ended … Read more
Swedish auction to award spectrum in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands began and ended on 19 January 2021. Four successful bidders distributed the spectrum after only four bidding rounds. Total proceeds from the 5G auction amount to SEK 2.3bn. Despite some back and forth administrative actions related to the concerns with cybersecurity and … Read more
How can governments ensure that spectrum is entrusted to operators who will deliver quality service to the public at a reasonable price? For decades, auctions have been the preferred method for assigning spectrum licenses. When executed well, spectrum auctions promote fairness, transparency and efficiency. In this post, we will look at the most popular spectrum … Read more