3600MHz broadband licence auction launched

12 Dec 2014

Slovakia’s Regulatory Office for Electronic Communications & Postal Services (RU) has launched a tender for nationwide wireless broadband frequency licences in the 3600MHz-3800MHz band. In a publication on its website RU invited bidders for three frequency blocks each with a bandwidth of 40MHz (comprising 8×5MHz blocks); an individual bidder may bid for one 40MHz block only, with a minimum bid price set at EUR250,000 (USD311,000). Prospective bidders must apply by 14 January 2015 and deposit collateral of EUR250,000 with the RU. The regulator states the aim of the competition is to help meet the aims of the Slovak national strategy for increased availability of broadband.