Slovakia to auction 1800MHz frequencies

9 Apr 2018

Slovakia’s Office for the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Regulacny Urad, RU) has opened an auction for spare spectrum in the 1800MHz band. A total of 2×9MHz is on offer, split into 18 blocks: one of 2×5MHz with a reserve price of EUR1.8 million (USD2.2 million), one of 2×0.8MHz with a reserve of EUR288,000, and 16 blocks of 2×0.2MHz, each with a reserve of EUR72,000. Bids are being accepted until 9 May.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Slovakia’s mobile sector is served by four operators – Orange Slovensko, Slovak Telekom, O2 Slovakia and SWAN Mobile – all of which have existing spectrum holdings in the 1800MHz band.