Polish 5G auction expected in December or January

4 Sep 2019

The Polish government is planning to begin its auction of 5G-capable 3.5GHz licences in December 2019 or January 2020, a report from Telko.in says. The telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE), will offer four blocks, each of 80MHz, in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band, with two of these having nationwide coverage and the other two being ‘supra-regional’ to exclude parts of the country where the required frequencies are already in use. With four licences on offer and four main cellcos expected to participate, the auction is expected to be over quickly, with the only battle being for nationwide versus supra-regional concessions. UKE intends to allocate licences to operators by 30 June 2020.