Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has opened a consultation into the potential award of spectrum in the 450MHz band which was recently returned by Orange Polska. Orange opted not to renew its concession, which it had used to offer CDMA fixed-wireless services, when the government asked for PLN115.5 million (USD28 million) to extend its licence for a further 15 years. The licence on offer will include 4.5MHz of paired spectrum between 452.5125MHz-457.0125MHz and 462.5125MHz-467.0125MHz. UKE says the frequencies can be used to provide additional capacity for 4G LTE networks. It has set a reserve price of PLN56.35 million for the spectrum.