4 Mar 2019
The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy has issued a consultation on the government’s plans to auction mobile broadband spectrum in the 3500MHz frequency range by a preliminary target date of 2021. Interested parties have until 17 March to submit comments. Concrete auction plans are expected to be announced by the end of this year, whilst consultation feedback will also be used in the government’s upcoming mobile policy white paper. The 3.5GHz scheme requires freeing up the 5G-suitable band from military/intelligence usage in the north of the country.