3 Sweden wins 1800MHz spectrum auction

25 Oct 2016

The fourth largest wireless operator by subscribers in Sweden, Hi3G Access Sweden (3) has won an auction held by the regulatory body Post & Telestyrelsen (PTS) for 2×5MHz of technology-neutral frequencies in the 1800MHz band. 3 was the only company to apply for the licence and paid SEK100.05 million (USD11.22 million) to secure the spectrum. The licence will be valid for a period of ten years, running from 1 June 2017 to 31 December 2027.

In a press release on 3’s website, Johan Johansson, CEO of 3 Sweden, said that the company plans to use its 1800MHz frequency to expand its 4G LTE network, which TeleGeography notes is currently operating in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands.