State of play – Awards – 3.4 – 3.8 GHz

Updated on 02/02/2022

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 January 2022  February 2022
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
10 MHz (3.400-3.410 GHz) have been reserved for by the Ministry of Digital Governance for pilot projects.
A pilot is already ongoing with another two expected to start by end of August 2022.
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
January 2021
February 2021
March 2022
  Expected in June 2022.
The auction, announced

on 31 of March 2022, is ongoing.
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*Award will be rescheduled following the advice of an independent advisory committee regarding the safeguarding of existing distress and safety communication services in the band.
Poland Preconsultation
August 2018
Consultation Expected
December 2019/January
2020
Consultation on the block
“0” (3410-3480 MHz)
December 2021-March 2022
  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 licences
were awarded in 2021.
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
New tender preparation.
Public consultation started
in December 17th 2021. Deadline for submitting contributions or proposals
is January 31st 2022.
  3.4-3.6 GHz: May 2016
3.6-3.8 GHz July 2017
3410 – 3800 MHz awarded to
four tender participants.
Tender has started 01.03.2022. Finished 05.05.2022.
Three of them 100 MHz (each one), one of them 90 MHz. Licence validity 09.2025 – 12.2045.
Slovenia Q3 2020
(3.42-3.8 GHz)
Q2 2022
(3.4-3.42 GHz)
June/July 2022June 2021
Q4 2022
Spain 2017   July 2018
20 MHz awarded
in April 2021
Sweden July 2019 April 2019 National licenses
January 2021
Local licenses
November 2021
Norway August 2019 September 2021
Iceland20153.5-3.8 GHz already
assigned for 5G
3.4 GHz planned for
auction in 2021/2022
SerbiaPublic call for expressions
of interest to use radio
frequencies from the 3.4-3.8 GHz band – May 2021– 4 parties submitted their expression of interest
Expected by the end of
2022 (depends on the
decision of the competent Ministry)

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