Sweden opens new consultation on 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz auction

4 Jun 2019

Sweden’s Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has opened a further consultation into the terms of its auction of 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum, which is planned for March 2020. The latest review follows a public consultation which was held in February/March this year.

The regulator is looking to offer up to 15 national blocks of at least 20MHz in the 3400MHz-3720MHz range, plus up to eight nationwide licences at 2.3GHz, offering at least 10MHz of spectrum each. The PTS also plans to reserve 80MHz of frequencies between 3720MHz and 3800MHz for local and regional licences. The auction rules will enable three operators to acquire at least 80MHz of spectrum each in the 3.5GHz band, which the PTS says will encourage competition. The latest consultation is open to comments until 8 July.