NPT outlines frequency strategy for 2012-2014

10 Jan 2012

The Norwegian Post & Telecoms Regulatory Authority (NPT) has announced that it has developed a new strategy for frequency management for the period 2012-2014. The regulator has noted that the main principles of spectrum management in the country remain unchanged, although it has revealed plans to increase the duration of newly issued concessions to 25 years or more.

The NPT claims that its decision to increase the length of mobile spectrum licences is, in part, a response to the fact that many concessions are used to provide services that require long-term investment in network infrastructure. Further, the regulator also clarified that it will continue to offer technology-neutral licences.

According to the regulator, the user-oriented model it suggests retaining for spectrum management will allow for the fulfilment of its goal to promote the efficient use of the country’s frequency resources, while also paving the way for future innovation.