Nkom establishes rules for upcoming multi-spectrum auction

9 May 2018

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has established the overarching rules for its planned auction of spectrum across several frequency bands, it has announced. With the regulator having previously revealed its intention to offer spectrum in several different bands – 6GHz, 8GHz, 10GHz, 13GHz, 18GHz, 23GHz, 28GHz and 38GHz – at auction due to potential demand, the sale process is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of this year. Having consulted on its plans for the spectrum sale the Nkom has now confirmed that it plans to use a combinatorial multiple-round auction (CMRA) method, though it noted that the detailed rules for the sale process will be subject to an independent public consultation, which is scheduled for July/August 2018. Nkom plans to complete the auction in Q4 2018.