Slovenian regulator to re-run spectrum auction

12 Jul 2016

Slovenia’s Agency for Communications Networks & Services (Agencija za komunikacijska omrezja in storitve, AKOS) has cancelled its tender for 1800MHz and 2100MHz spectrum and relaunched the sale. The regulator says it received two bids for frequencies by the 4 July deadline, from Telekom Slovenije and Telemach, but under the conditions of the sale it must receive at least two competing bids for each block. A new auction has been launched and will run until 8 August.

As reported by CommsUpdate at the start of June, AKOS is offering 2×10MHz in the 1800MHz band (1775MHz-1785MHz paired with 1870MHz-1880MHz) valid until 2031, plus 2×5MHz at 2100MHz (1955MHz-1960MHz paired with 2145MHz-2150MHz) valid until 2021. The 1800MHz spectrum carries a reserve price of EUR2.6 million (USD2.95 million) per 2×5MHz block, while the 2100MHz block has a reserve price of EUR1.3 million.