Auction of 4G spectrum to take place early next year

9 Nov 2011

Lithuania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) has announced that it plans to hold a tender for spectrum licences in the 2500MHz-2560MHz and 2620MHz-2680MHz frequency bands in early 2012. The spectrum is suitable for the provision of 4G services, such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The regulator plans to auction off licences for 20MHz blocks in the two bands. Under the terms of the concessions, the winning bidders must provide 50% network coverage of a minimum of five Lithuanian cities within three years of receiving their licences, and must extend coverage to over 50% of 15 cities within five years. Applicants are requested to submit tender documents to the RRT between 15 January 2012 and 15 February 2012.