Luxembourg 5G spectrum allocation delayed until 2020

22 Oct 2019

Government adviser Pierre Goerens has revealed in an interview with Luxemburger Wort that the country’s 5G spectrum allocation will not be completed by the end of this year as originally planned, following higher-than-expected demand from potential candidates for frequencies in the 700MHz and 3.6GHz bands. Mr Goerens confirmed an auction now looks the most likely method for awarding spectrum in 2020, especially as a ‘beauty contest’ process resulted in a legal dispute when previously used to award 3G spectrum in 2006.