NPT to re-auction 1800MHz spectrum in January 2015

3 Jul 2014

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) has confirmed its intention to offer three vacant blocks of 1800MHz spectrum in an open multi-round auction scheduled for 26 January 2015. The frequencies went unsold during the regulator’s multi-band auction in December 2013.

The NPT’s preliminary schedule is as follows:

• 15 September 2014: draft auction rules circulated for comment

• 27 October 2014: deadline for filing hearing input

• 8 December 2014: publication of final auction rules and the opening of registration for participation in the auction

• 12 January 2015: deadline for registration as a participant in the auction

• 26 January 2015: auction starts.