Switzerland’s telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced plans to award three broadband wireless access (BWA) licences. The new concessions cover the use of spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz frequency range; two licences will each have bandwidth of 2×21MHz while the third will have 2×17.5MHz. All licences will be valid until 31 December 2016, and include minimum rollout conditions stipulating that commercial operations must be launched by 31 December 2007 and at least 120 transmission/reception units must be in operation by the end of 2009. Companies which already own a licence in the frequency band are excluded from the auction. This ruling applies to Priority Wireless, a unit of Cablecom, which obtained a wireless in the local loop (WiLL) concession for the same range of frequencies in March 2000.