Czech 700MHz auction edges forward

6 Aug 2018

The proposed auction of 694MHz-790MHz (‘700MHz’) spectrum in the Czech Republic has taken another step forward, with the Czech Telecommunication Office (Cesky telekomunikacni urad, CTU) issuing its ‘framework position’ after completing the first stage of its industry consultation. Underlining its commitment to ensuring full transparency, the CTU has noted that its negotiations with representatives from the Ministry of the Interior are ongoing, while feedback received during the first consultation will be factored into the next stage of the selection process.

On 1 June 2018 the watchdog set out its initial auction proposal, which is expected to see the sale of six 2×5MHz paired blocks spanning the 703MHz-733MHz and 758MHz-788MHz frequency ranges. The 5G-suitable 700MHz band will be released on 30 June 2020.

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