ANCOM reveals 3.4GHz-3.8GHz auction details

4 Sep 2015

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has confirmed details relating to its upcoming tender for spectrum in the 3410MHz-3600MHz and 3600MHz-3800MHz bands. By year-end the regulator expects to auction off 16 paired blocks (2×5MHz) of spectrum in the 3410MHz-3600MHz band, alongside 36 unpaired 5MHz blocks of 3600MHz-3800MHz spectrum; all frequencies will be available on a nationwide basis, and be made available for wireless broadband use.

As per a government decision dated 26 August 2015, starting bids for blocks of 3410MHz-3600MHz spectrum will begin at EUR370,000 (USD414,000), with a 50% reduction for the 3600MHz-3800MHz frequencies (EUR185,000). The new spectrum usage rights will enter into force from 1 January 2016 and be valid for a ten-year period.

According to ANCOM, there are seven 3410MHz-3600MHz licences currently in circulation, held by Orange Romania, UPC Romania, Vodafone Romania and 2K Telecom. The sole 3600MHz-3800MHz concession is held by the National Broadcasting Company; all eight licences are valid until 31 December 2015.


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