Three incumbents chase 2.6GHz spectrum in Croatia

28 Feb 2019

Croatia’s Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (Hrvatska Regulatorna Agencija za Mrezne Djelatnosti, HAKOM) has revealed that the country’s three incumbent cellcos have applied for spectrum in the 2.6GHz (2500MHz-2690MHz band). Hrvatski Telekom (HT), A1 Croatia and Tele2 Croatia all submitted applications by the deadline on 24 February.

The watchdog is looking to allocate 190MHz of frequencies, incorporating 2×70MHz blocks of paired spectrum and a 50MHz unpaired lot. A limit of 2×20MHz per bidder has been placed on the paired frequencies, while there is no cap on the unpaired spectrum. Winning bidders are scheduled to be announced in March.

2.6GHz spectrum is suitable for 4G services, with operators currently employing frequencies in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands for their 4G LTE networks.