PTS calls for return of unused 3.5GHz spectrum

17 Oct 2018

Sweden’s Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) is requesting all holders of unused or under-used frequency licences in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band to return them. The regulator is looking to redistribute unused spectrum in 2019 for future 5G services, and says it can help licensees which only utilise the spectrum on a limited basis to find alternative solutions for their needs. The band is currently licensed on a municipal and regional basis, with existing permits expiring at various dates between March 2021 and March 2023.

Anna-Maria Lann, project manager at the spectrum department of PTS, commented: ‘A number of licences have already been returned to us after our call for permission holders, which is very positive for the ongoing allocation in the band.’