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DEA to auction 700MHz, 900MHz and 2300MHz spectrum by 2018

21 Mar 2017

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen) has revealed plans to hold an auction for frequencies in the 700MHz, 900MHz and 2300MHz bands before the end of 2018. To that end, the agency is planning to hold a meeting with interested parties on 5 April, in order to discuss the terms and conditions for the forthcoming tender.

TeleGeography notes that the government has pledged to free up additional spectrum for wireless broadband services in order to ensure that all Danes have access to high speed internet access by 2020. In 2014 telecoms regulator Erhvervsstyrelsen completed a study of the future spectrum requirements for TV broadcasting and the possibility of reserving the 700MHz frequency band for mobile broadband services by 2020. The report claimed that there would be an economic gain of between DKK2.5 and DKK4 billion (USD361.5 million and USD578.5 million) in the period 2020-2030 if the 700MHz band was used for mobile broadband.

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