Austria’s Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs, RTR) has opened the final consultation on the award of 5G-suitable frequencies in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz range, which is planned to take place in autumn this year. A total of 390MHz of spectrum is planned for allocation on a regional basis, comprising 190MHz within the 3410MHz-3600MHz range and 200MHz in the 3600MHz-3800MHz band. The consultation involves the framework for the allocation process, including tender documents, auction conditions, spectrum caps, minimum bids and rollout obligations. A spectrum cap of between 140MHz-160MHz per operator, depending on the region, has been proposed to ensure fair competition. Interested parties have been invited to submit comments on the auction conditions by 15 March.