State of play – Awards – 3.4 – 3.8 GHz

Updated on 18/06/2021

Country Public consultationPeer reviewAward
Austria February 2018 April 2019   March 2019
Belgium June 2017   Provisional rights have been awarded for the band 3600-3800 MHz in July 2020, Expected June 2022
Bulgaria December 2020 –
January 2021
  May 2021
Croatia April 202110 May 2021*  12 August 2021
Cyprus September 2019   December 2020
Czechia 3.6-3.8 GHz 2017
3.4-3.6 GHz
June 2019
March 2020
June 2020
2017   August 2017
January 2021
Denmark December 2020   April 2021
Estonia April 2018   Expected in June 2022
(depends on the
adoption of 5G
network equipment
security measures)
Finland May 2018 April 2019 October 2018
France July 2019 September 2019 October 2020
Germany     June 2019
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
Hungary June 2019 December 2018 April 2020
Ireland Completed:
December 2015
Completed: 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
November 2018

3.6-3.8 GHz
October 2018
Latvia March 2018   September 2018
Lithuania May 2018
March 2019
February 2021
  Expected Q4 2022
Luxembourg May 2019   August 2020
Malta 5 February 2021 23 March 2021*   3.5-3.6 GHz: Aug. 2021
3.6-3.7 GHz: May 2021
3.7-3.8 GHz:Oct. 2021
The band 3.4-3.5 GHz remains unassigned due to a lack of market interest.
Netherlands May/June 202124 June 2021*To be rescheduled following
the outcome of a court
procedure.
Poland Preconsultation
August 2018
Consultation Expected
December 2019/January
020
  Expected Q2 2022
Portugal April 2018 & Oct. 2019
(RoU and award procedure)

Consultation on the auction
rules was launched Q1 2020, it was suspended due to pandemic and ended in July 2020.
  Initially planned for Q2 2020,
due to the suspension of the public consultation, it started on the Q4 2020.
The bidding stage has ended
and licences will be awarded shortly.
100 MHz (3.4-3.5 GHz) can already be use in accordance with the new technical conditions (Decision from Dec. 2019)
Romania First public consultation – August 2019
Second public
consultation expected –
Q2 2022 (after the transposition of EECC
in the national legislation)
  255 MHz have already been allotted since 2015 (valid during 2016-2025)
Additional 90 MHz – expected in 2021 (valid until 2025)
All 400 MHz -expected in 2022 (the rights of use will start in 2026)
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 Q3 2020 October 2020June 2021
Spain 2017   July 2018
20 MHz awarded
in April 2021
Sweden July 2019 April 2019 January 2021
Norway August 2019 3.4-3.8 GHz assigned in
an auction conducted
27-30 September 2021.
A total of 400 MHz of
spectrum was awarded
to four different licence
holders.
Iceland20153.5-3.8 GHz already
assigned for 5G
3.4 GHz planned for
auction in 2021/2022

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