Nkom publishes final conditions for 900MHz auction

19 Oct 2015

Norwegian telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (Nkom, formerly NPT) has published the final conditions for the upcoming auction for technology-neutral authorisations in the 900MHz frequency band, following a public consultation in June 2015. The regulator is aiming to sell two blocks of 20MHz spectrum (divided in four blocks of 2×5MHz) in the 880MHz-915MHz/925MHz-960MHz bands in a multi-round open auction in the summer of 2016, with a minimum set price of NOK140 million (USD18.27 million) per block. The 15-year concessions will offer nationwide coverage (excluding the Norwegian dependencies of Jan Mayen and Svalbard, and other territories with special status). The spectrum will become available from 1 January 2018, with the frequencies to be freed up as a result of the expiry of licences held by NetCom (TeliaSonera) and Telenor Norge.