Specure’s auction software brings Finland to successful conclusion of 5G auction

Specure’s auction software brings Finland to successful conclusion of 5G auction
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The auction was carried out electronically over the internet in the so-called SMRA auction format (simultaneous multi-round auction), which means that all 3410-3800 MHz frequency bands were auctioned at the same time.

The invitation for applications for licences for mobile broadband networks in the 3410 – 3800 MHz frequency range was published on 11 July after the draft conditions of the auction were subject to consultation from 23 May to 25 June. Applications were accepted until 17 August. The auction for a total of three licences entitling to the use of a 130 MHz frequency band started on 26 September. The reserve prices for the frequency bands was EUR 21 million or EUR 23 million, depending on the band.

The winning bids were: 3410–3540 MHz: Telia Finland - EUR 30.258 million; 3540–3670 MHz: Elisa - EUR 26.347 million; and 3670–3800 MHz: DNA - EUR 21 million.

Previously, Telia gained a 5G trial permit by Ficora in October 2017, covering the 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands, while Elisa tested 5G using the 3.5 GHz band in February 2018.

There have been three previous spectrum auctions in Finland. The 2.5 GHz frequency range was auctioned in 2008, while the 800 MHz auction was held in 2013 and the 700 MHz auction in 2016.

 

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Published on: October 2, 2018


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