Norway Announces Winners in Radio Spectrum Auction

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Norway's telecoms regulator has completed the first phase of its radio spectrum auction and announced the winners. The final phase of the auction to determine the specific frequency positions of spectrum won will be conducted next week.

There was 2x30MHz of 800 MHz, 2x15MHz of 900 MHz and 2x55MHz of 1800 MHz of spectrum available in the auction.

There were three winners.  The winners and their winning allocations are:

  • TeliaSonera
    • 2 x 10 MHz (coverage obligation) in the 800 MHz-band
    • 2 x 5 MHz in the 900 MHz-band
    • 2 x 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz- band
  • Telenor
    • 2 x 10 MHz in the 800 MHz- band
    • 2 x 5 MHz in the 900 MHz- band
    • 2 x 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz- band
  • Telco Data
    • 2 x 10 MHz in the 800 MHz- band
    • 2 x 5 MHz in the 900 MHz- band­
    • 2 x 20 MHz in the 1800 MHz- band

All available spectrum in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz band has been allocated. In the 1800 MHz band, 3 blocks of 2 x 5 MHz remain unassigned.

Tele2 did not win any of the blocks offered, and said that it will continue its network operations with frequency resources in the 900 and 2100 MHz band, while seeking the opportunity to obtain available resources in the 1800 MHz band.

All winners of 800 MHz spectrum must fulfill a usage obligation to provide mobile broadband services offering average access speeds of at least 2 Mbps to 40 percent of the population within four years of the award of licences.

In addition, TeliaSonera won the "A2" coverage obligation block in the 800 MHz band. TeliaSonera hereby undertakes the obligation to ensure that 98 percent of the population will have access to mobile broadband services offering average access speeds of at least 2 Mbps. These services should be provided primarily through the utilization of 800 MHz spectrum. This obligation must be fulfilled within five years from the award of the licence.

Final phase of auction

The specific frequency position of the blocks in each band will be decided in the final phase of the auction through a second bidding round. This will be conducted Monday 9 December.

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