4G spectrum auction likely to be delayed until 2015

24 Jun 2014

Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) is unlikely to conduct an auction for 800MHz and 2600MHz 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) spectrum until next year, local news portal RPkom writes. While the regulator has completed two consultations into the licensing and is ready to push ahead with the sale, the government is thought to want additional time to overhaul its National Broadband Plan, the ‘Digital Poland’ programme and the objectives of the Digital Agenda for Europe before the auction starts. UKE originally planned the 800MHz/2600MHz auction earlier this year but it cancelled the tender at the last minute after a technical glitch prevented operators from accessing documents relating to the sale. Polish cellular operators are currently using 1800MHz frequencies to support their 4G LTE offerings.