Spectrum auction within the 800 MHz frequency band
Spectrum auction within the 800 MHz frequency bandNews article 07.11.2012 12.25 sv en
The Finnish Government has issued a resolution on spectrum policy declaring that operating licences for the broadband 800 MHz mobile communications network are to be granted by means of a spectrum auction.
Registration for the auction is due to begin before the end of 2012, and the auction is to be held in early 2013. Those registering for the auction will have to pay a participation fee of EUR 65,000 to cover the administrative costs of the process.
A total of 2x30 MHz of frequencies are for sale, to be auctioned in 2x5 MHz frequency pairs. A starting price will be set for the frequencies, generating auction revenue of at least EUR 100 million to the State.
Objectives of the auction include extending the availability of mobile broadband especially beyond built-up areas and achieving a quick introduction of a national mobile broadband communications network. A further objective is to promote spectrum efficiency and adopt a more market-based approach in spectrum usage.
- Press release 20 December 2012: Registration for spectrum auction has started
- Notice of invitation to apply for licences in 800 MHz
- Operating licence 800 MHz
- Act on auctioning certain radio frequencies
- Government resolution on spectrum policy 29 March 2012
- Press Release 30 March 2012: Government has decided to auction 800 MHz frequencies