State of play – Awards – 700MHz

Country Public consultation Peer review Award
Austria September 2019 May 2019 Expected Spring 2020
Belgium July 2017   Expected end 2020
Bulgaria Expected Q2 2020   Depends on results of the public consultation
Croatia   Expected Q3 2020   Expected Q4 2020
Cyprus September 2019   Expected Q2 2020
Czechia July 2019   Expected 2020
Denmark March 2018   March 2019

Estonia July 2014   Expected May 2020
Finland     November 2016
France     November 2015
Germany     June 2015
Greece Expected
Q4 2019
  Depending on the Consultation Results
Hungary July 2019 December 2018   Started on18 July 2019
Ireland 20 Dec 2019
ComReg doc: 19/124
Draft Info Memorandum – March 2020
April / May 2020 Expected Q4 2020
Italy March 2018 December 2018 October 2018
Spectrum usable nationally from 1 July 2022
Latvia Autumn 2019   November  2020
Lithuania May 2018   The second half of 2020. Restricted usage because of cross-border coordination issues at least until 2022-2023.
Luxembourg May 2019   Expected first half of 2020
Malta Q1 2020   Expected June 2021
Netherlands Q4 2019   Expected Q2 2020
Poland Pre-consultation August 2018 and 2019
Expected Q1 2022
  Before 30 June 2022
Portugal April 2018 & Oct.2019 (RoU and award procedure)
Consultation on the auction rules expected for Jan. 2020
  Expected before July 2020

Romania August 2019   Expected December 2019
Slovakia December2019 Expected after tender for 700 MHz band (in 2021) Q2 2020
Slovenia Expected December 2019 December 2018
Q1/2020
Expected June/October 2020
Spain 2017 and 2019   Early 2020
Sweden July 2018 May 2018
February 2019
December 2018
United Kingdom December 2018 February 2019
May 2019
Expected before May 2020
Norway2018June 2019

State of play – Awards – 3.4 – 3.8 GHz

CountryPublic consultationPeer reviewAward
Austria February 2018 April 2019   March 2019
Belgium June 2017   Expected End 2020
Bulgaria Expected Q2 2020   Depends on results of the public consultation
Croatia Expected Q3 2020   Expected Q4 2020
Cyprus September 2019   Expected Q2 2020
Czechia July 2019   Expected 2020
Denmark Expected Q2 2020   Expected Q3 2020
Estonia April 2018   Suspended in April 2019
Finland May 2018 April 2019 October 2018
France July 2019 September 2019 on-going: early 2020
Germany     June 2019
Greece Expected
Q4 2019
  Depending on the Consultation Results
Hungary July 2019 December 2018 Started on 18 July 2019
Ireland July & December 2015 January 2018 Completed May 2017
Italy 3.4-3.6 GHz
January 2018 (for 5G use)
3.6-3.8 GHz
March 2018
December 2018 3.4-3.6 GHz
Extended licenses for 5G use
3.6-3.8 GHz
October 2018
Latvia March 2018   September 2018
Lithuania May 2018 March 2019   Expected second half of 2020
Luxembourg May 2019   Expected first half of 2020
Malta Q1 2020   Expected before 2021
Netherlands March 2019   Expected end of 2021/beginning of 2022
Poland Preconsultation August 2018
Consultation Expected December 2019/January 2020
  Until June 2020
Portugal April 2018 & Oct.2019 (RoU and award procedure)
Consultation on the auction rules expected for Jan.2020
  Expected before July 2020
100 MHz (3.4-3.5 GHz) can already be use in accordance with the new technical conditions (Decision from Dec. 2019)

Romania August 2019   Expected December 2019
Slovakia 3.4-3.6 GHz: October 2014
3.6-3.8 GHz: November 2013
  3.4-3.6 GHz: May 2016
3.6-3.8 GHz July 2017
Slovenia Expected December 2019 Q1/2020 Expected June/October 2020
Spain 2017   July 2018
Sweden July 2019 April 2019 Expected 2020
United Kingdom 3.4-3.6 GHz: November 2016  
3.6-3.8 GHz: December 2018  
Defrag: June 2019
3.4-3.6 GHz: June 2018  
3.6-3.8 GHz: February 2019 May 2019
3.4-3.6 GHz: April 2018   3600-3680 MHz – already assigned  
3680 MHz -3800 MHz: Expected before May 2020
Norway August 2019 3.6-3.8 GHz already assigned for 5G  
The whole band expected to be assigned in 2021

State of play – Awards – 24.25 – 27.5 GHz

CountryPublic consultationPeer reviewAward
Austria August 2019 May 2019 Not before 2020
Belgium June 2019   No award planned
Bulgaria Expected Q4 2020  
Croatia Yet to be decided  
Cyprus September 2019   Not expected to take place in 2020
Czechia    
Denmark August 2018 Expected Q3 2020
Estonia Expected November 2019 Expected end of 2020
Finland Expected first half of 2020   Expected first half of 2020
France Jun 2018   On-going process to encourage trials in various sectors
Germany Expected 2020

 
Greece October 2018 Expected
Q4 2019
 
Hungary July 2017  
Ireland Study Q2/2020
Italy March 2018 December 2018 October 2018
Latvia Expected Spring/ Summer 2021*
at present 3 operators have been granted technology neutral rights of use of total 336 MHz bandwidth and there are not any applications from operators to use wider bandwidth at present.
  Autumn/ Winter 2021, if the result of consultation will not be different.
Lithuania Expected by 31 March 2020   Expected October 2020
Luxembourg Expected first half of 2020   Expected second half of 2020
Malta Q1 2020   Expected before 2021
Netherlands    
Poland August 2018 Expected Q1 2021   Expected before 2022 (subject of market demand)
Portugal April 2018  
Romania December 2018 August 2019   Expected December 2019
Slovakia Not expected to take place in 2020   Not expected to take place in 2020 (subject of negotiation with military).
Slovenia Expected December 2019 Q1/2020 Expected June/October 2020
Spain 2017 and 2019    
Sweden December 2019     Expected 2020
United Kingdom July 2017 24.25-26.5 GHz: July 2019 NB Peer Review not
applicable as spectrum being made available through non-competitive process
24.25-26.5 GHz: Made local
licences available on demand subject to co-ordination
NorwayAugust 2019Test licences awarded in 2019.
No clear market demand, award is not expected to take place in 2020.