Details of upcoming Danish 3G auction released

21 Nov 2005

Denmark’s National IT and Telecom Agency has published details of its upcoming auction for the country’s fourth 3G licence, due to be held on 2 December. The licence up for grabs covers the frequency bands 1965-1980MHz paired with 2155-2170MHz, and 1910-1915MHz (unpaired). The regulator originally awarded four 3G licences in 2001 to TeliaSonera’s local unit Telia Denmark, TDC Mobil, Hi3G Denmark and Orange Denmark, but Orange’s concession was returned to the regulator last year after the cellco was bought by TeliaSonera. The country is currently home to two 3G operators, Hi3G and TDC Mobil; the latter launched its commercial W-CDMA network earlier this month.