FNA publishes draft decision of 5G spectrum auction procedure

31 Jan 2018

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur or BNetzA) has published a draft decision on its plans for the allocation of 5G-suitable frequencies, as it seeks to encourage the nationwide rollout of next generation wireless networks as early as possible. The draft proposes that 2×60MHz of paired spectrum in the 1920MHz-1980MHz/2110MHz-2170MHz range will be auctioned off for nationwide use alongside 300MHz of unpaired spectrum in the 3400MHz-3700MHz range. The regulator plans to sell off the frequencies this year, with the first commercial 5G services set to launch by the end of 2020. Interested parties have been invited to submit comments on the draft consultation by 28 February 2018.

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