VIPnet, Novi-Net apply for Croatian 1800MHz, 3.5GHz leftovers

6 Nov 2015

The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) has received a bid of HRK141.4 million (USD20.9 million) for remaining available spectrum in the 1800MHz band from the country’s number two mobile operator, Telekom Austria subsidiary VIPnet. The two blocks on offer include 15.6MHz of frequencies, one of 2×3MHz which attracted a bid of HRK55.2 million, and one of 2×4.8MHz for which VIPnet offered HRK86.2 million. The spectrum is technology neutral, HAKOM says. The regulator will now verify VIPnet’s application for the frequencies and expects to award the spectrum later this month.

Separately, Croatian ISP Novi-Net has been awarded wireless broadband spectrum in the 3410MHz-3600MHz band for point-to-multipoint services. The licence is valid for eight years and covers the counties of Medimurje (2×14MHz) and Varazdin (2×21MHz).