Lithuania plans to free up 700MHz spectrum for 5G

11 Sep 2018

Lithuania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) plans to hold an auction for the allocation of 700MHz spectrum by 2022, reports DELFI. The frequencies are currently used for digital TV services but will be freed up for the provision of 5G mobile communications, following a government decision. Augutis Cesna, the RRT’s Radiocommunication Department Director, told BNS that the regulator is yet to draw up a procedure for allocating the 700MHz frequency band to wireless operators, adding that there may be issues with the spectrum in areas bordering Russia and Belarus. If the issue is not resolved by June 2022, then operators will be issued with frequencies with restrictions on deploying 5G infrastructure in border regions.