State of play – Awards – 700MHz

Updated 02/02/2022

CountryPublic consultationPeer review Award
Austria September 2019 May 2019 September 2020
Belgium July 2017   Expected June 2022
Bulgaria August 2020   In 2022, a new
public consultation
is planned.
Croatia April 202110 May 2021*12 August 2021
Cyprus September 2019   December 2020
Czechia June 2019
March 2020
June 2020
  January 2021
Denmark March 2018   March 2019
Estonia July 2014 and
November 2019
  Expected in July
2022
Finland     November 2016
France     November 2015
Germany     June 2015
Greece
(Individual
frequency
rights of use
assigned for
the three 5G
bands for 15
years with the
possibility of 5
years extension,
starting on 16
December 2020)
August –
September 2020
May 2021Completed
December 2020
Hungary June 2019 December 2018 April 2020
Ireland Completed Dec 2020:
ComReg doc: 20/122
Completed
30 June 2020
Underway: April 2021
ComReg Doc:21/40
Legal Appeal pending:
ComReg doc: 21/04R
Italy March 2018 December 2018 October 2018
Spectrum usable
nationally from
1 July 2022
Latvia November 2021   Awarded on 16 December
2021.
Available for use form
February 2022.
Lithuania May 2018
June 2021
October 2021
22 June 2021*   Expected Q2 2022.
The auction, announced
on 25 of October 2021,
is ongoing.
Luxembourg May 2019   August 2020
Malta 5 February 202123 March 2021*Subject to market
demand.
(part of the band is
used for 5G trials)
Netherlands December 2019
– February 2020
  July 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 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)
  Expected 2022
Slovakia December 2019 December 2020
Slovenia Q3 2020December 2018
October 2020
June 2021
Spain 2017 and 2019 December 2020   July 2021
Sweden July 2018 May 2018
February 2019
December 2018
Norway2018June 2019
Iceland20152017, except the
lowest 2×10 part which
is planned to be assigned
2021/2022
SerbiaPublic call for
expressions of interest
to use radio frequencies
from the 700 MHz 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.