TU SR coordinating future 900MHz licensing with 4G auction

6 Sep 2012

The Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic (TU SR) announced on its website yesterday that it intends to coordinate the issuing of 900MHz mobile frequency licence extensions with the licensing of new 1800MHz spectrum which will form part of its 4G (800MHz/1800MHz/2600MHz) bandwidth auction, now set for early 2013. Hence the regulator proposes to issue concessions for two blocks in the 900MHz range valid for the period 2021 to 2026 (when the entire issued 1800MHz and 900MHz ranges will come up for re-auction). As previously reported by CommsUpdate, the TU SR has issued a tender for a consultant to provide expert support and set bid prices for the 4G mobile broadband auction, with a 17 September 2012 deadline for submission of applications.