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