mmWave 5G auction could happen in December, reckons ministry official

10 Oct 2019

Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) might hold an auction in December this year for 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) frequencies in the 25.25GHz-27.5GHz range, reports Vedomosti quoting Andrei Kantsurov, Director of the Department of State Communication Policy at the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications & Mass Media, who was attending the GSMA Mobile 360 Eurasia conference in Moscow this week. Mr Kantsurov mentioned the availability of six frequency lots: four federal licences with 400MHz bandwidth each and two regional concessions (of 250MHz and 400MHz bandwidth). Previously, a report by newspaper Izvestia citing a ministerial source and other officials claimed that eleven mmWave frequency lots were earmarked for sale, with a slightly later auction target of Q1 2020.