Hungary launches tender for 900MHz mobile frequencies

5 Aug 2011

Reuters reports that Hungary’s national telecoms regulator, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), today launched an international auction for companies wishing to secure the right to use 900MHz mobile frequencies for 15 years. The NMHH is inviting bids through the two-round auction process to award three blocks of spectrum in the 900MHz band for the provision of GSM, UMTS, WiMAX or LTE services. The minimum reserve price for one block of 5MHz of EGSM duplex frequency (or ‘A bloc’), is HUF4 billion (USD20.99 million), while other blocks carry reserves of HUF700 million and HUF560 million. The regulator is looking for bidders to submit applications on or before 20 October and it expects to conclude the tender on 12 December.