NPS to start releasing LTE-suitable spectrum in January 2014

12 Apr 2013

The Bulgarian government has announced that the National Security Service (NPS) will start the release of frequencies in the 2500MHz-2690MHz band, currently occupied by the military, for terrestrial systems capable of providing electronic communications services. The release is scheduled to start on 1 January 2014, and the funding needed for the conversion, estimated at BGN6.32 million (USD0.42 million), will be provided by NPS’s budget.

The National Radio Frequency Spectrum Council now has a month in which to prepare and submit for adoption the amendments to the National Plan for spectrum allocation, while Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has to launch an auction for the allocation of spectrum for new Long Term Evolution (LTE) network by 31 August 2013.