Category Archives: Awards

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.

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.

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
NANA
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.