Iceland concludes auction for LTE spectrum in four bands

2 Jun 2017

Iceland’s telecoms watchdog the Post and Telecom Administration (Post-og Fjarskiptastofnun, PTA) has completed an auction for LTE-suitable frequencies in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz bands. Four companies – Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti), Nova, Siminn and Yellow Mobile – participated in the tender, which raised a total of ISK159.8 million (USD1.6 million). Twelve blocks of technology-neutral spectrum were auctioned off, with the highest bidders announced as follows:

• Block A: 2×10MHz (713MHz-723MHz/768MHz-778MHz), secured by Siminn with a bid of ISK35.0 million

• Block B: 2×10MHz (723MHz-733MHz/778MHz-788MHz), Siminn – ISK35.0 million

• Block C2: 2×5MHz (832MHz-837MHz/791MHz-796MHz), Nova – ISK17.5 million

• Block D2: 2×5MHz (837MHz-842MHz/796MHz-801MHz), Fjarskipti – ISK17.5 million

• Block E: 2×5MHz (1935MHz-1940MHz/2125MHz-2130MHz), Siminn – ISK5.5 million

• Block F: 2×5MHz (1970MHz-1975MHz/2160MHz-2165MHz), Fjarskipti – ISK5.5 million

• Block G: 2×5MHz (1975MHz-1980MHz/2165MHz-2170MHz), Nova – ISK5.5 million

• Block H: 2×20MHz (2500MHz-2520MHz/2620MHz-2640MHz), Siminn – ISK10.0 million

• Block I: 2×20MHz (2520MHz-2540MHz/2640MHz-2660MHz), Fjarskipti – ISK10.0 million

• Block J: 2×10MHz (2540MHz-2550MHz/2670MHz-2680MHz), Nova – ISK6.0 million

• Block K: 2×10MHz (2550MHz-2560MHz/2670MHz-2680MHz), Nova – ISK6.0 million

• Block L: 2×10MHz (2560MHz-2570MHz/2680MHZ-2690MHz), Yellow Mobile – ISK6.3 million.