State of play – Awards – 24.25 – 27.5 GHz

Updated 02/02/2022

Country Public consultationPeer reviewAward
Austria August 2019 May 2019 Expected 2023
Belgium June 2019   No award planned
Bulgaria January – February 2021   In 2022, a new public
consultation is planned.
Croatia April 202110 May 2021*12 August 2021
Cyprus September 2019   Not expected to take place in 2020 (subject to clear market demand)
Czechia December 2019
August 2020
  No award planned
26.5-27.5 GHz open for non-commercial experiments in October 2020.
Denmark August 2018 and
December 2020
April 2021
Estonia November 2019 Expected by the end of 2022
Finland February 2020   June 2020
France 1st public consultation
in June 2018.
New public consultation
of market demand on
May-September 2022.
  On-going process to encourage trials in various sectors
Germany October 2018
February 2020
August 2020
n.a. (Individual frequency assignments: on application for 15 years with the possibility of extension
since end of 2020)
Greece (Individual
frequency rights of
use assigned for the
three 5G bands for
15 years with the possibility of 5 years extension, starting on
the 16th December 2020)
August – September 2020 May 2021Completed
December 2020
200 ΜHz (24.250 – 24.450 GHz) have been reserved by the Ministry of Digital Governance on secondary basis for pilot project.
Hungary July 2017,
December 2019
and March 2022
TBD There is no market demand for 5G.
The existing operators (4 MNO and 1 broadcasting company) want to us the band for P-P purposes until the expire date of their licences.
Ireland Study determined there
is no current demand –
ComReg doc: 21/07
Italy March 2018 December 2018 October 2018
Latvia It is expected to conclude public consultation in the first half of 2021.
(Due to diverging views on licence conditions, several consultation rounds with market players were carried out during 2020.)
  Before 2024 (depending on results of public consultation)
Lithuania April 2020   1.2 GHz is available. Waiting
for requirements from MNO.
Luxembourg October 2020   Public consultation in Q4-2020
showed no immediate demand
from stakeholders;
award postponed until
demand apparent; possibility to request temporarily licences.
Malta 5 February 202123 March 2021*Subject to market demand
Netherlands Public consultation of
award policy expected
Q2/Q3 2022.
  TBD, depending on outcome
public consultation.
Poland August 2018
Expected Q1 2021
  Expected before 2022 (subject of market demand)
Portugal April 2018 (1st consultation).

A second consultation took
place between December 2021 and March 2022 and the contributions are currently
under analysis.
  TBD according to market demand.
Romania Strategy for multiband auction in first half of 2019, where this band was postponed; questionnaire on market demand in 2020   Probably before the end of 2022 (subject to clear market demand)
Slovakia Public discussion was held in November 2020.   Public discussion result – no interest in the market at a present time. Not expected to take place before 2023 (subject of negotiation with military).
Slovenia Q3 2020October 2020 June 2021
Spain 2017, 2019 and 2021   2022
Sweden December 2019     November 2021 Local licences in 24,25 – 25,1 GHz
NorwayAugust 2019
Planned new public
consultation in 2022
Test licences awarded in 2019.
So far, no clear market demand.
IcelandNo clear market demand.
Not expected to be awarded in the upcoming award process in 2021/2022
SerbiaNot expected to be awarded in the upcoming award process

*Peer Review Forum held in line with the provisions of Article 35 of the European Electronic Communications Code.