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Polish regulator expected to publish 5G licensing terms soon

4 Dec 2019

Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE) is set to publish its proposals for auctioning 5G-capable spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band. A report from suggests that a consultation document on the plans could be released by the end of this week, with an auction to take place in the first half of next year.

It is thought that the regulator will look to award four blocks of 80MHz each, with the country’s incumbent cellcos – Orange, P4/Play, T-Mobile and Polkomtel/Plus – expected to take part. UKE has said that it is aiming to raise a minimum of PLN1 billion (USD258 million) from the sale, with some speculation that this could mean a reserve price of PLN250 million for each licence. The Polish government has previously said that it is hoping to easily surpass this minimum target and bring in between PLN4 billion and PLN5 billion from its combined sales of 5G spectrum.

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