NPT confirms application for offshore 800MHz concession

24 Feb 2014

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) says it has received an application for a license in the 800MHz band for use offshore. With a view to ensuring that any and all interested parties have an opportunity to apply for vacant frequencies in the band in question, the regulator has called for any competing applications to be submitted by 14 March 2014.

In announcing the development the NPT noted that a total of 2×30MHz in the 800MHz band (791MHz-821MHz/832MHz-862MHz) is currently available for use offshore. It also highlighted the fact that a frequency lap restricts the amount of spectrum any single operator may acquire, noting that for the 800MHz band, when used for offshore services, a general frequency cap of 2×20MHz will apply.