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Three incumbents preparing for 3.6GHz 5G auction

27 Feb 2019

All three of Estonia’s mobile network operators (MNOs) have signalled that they intend to take part in the government’s forthcoming sale of 5G wireless spectrum. The Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (Tarbijakaitse ja Tehnilise Jarelevalve Amet, TTJA) has unveiled plans to offer licences in the 3410MHz-3800MHz (3.6GHz) band, which is seen as a key frequency range for future 5G networks. Three concessions are available at a reserve price of EUR1.597 million (USD1.8 million) each.

The Baltic Course reports that the country’s three incumbent cellcos, Telia, Elisa and Tele2, will all be entering the 3.6GHz auction. Sales of spectrum in other 5G-suitable bands are expected in the future.

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