Sweden opens further frequencies for 5G trials

20 Dec 2019

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has opened up further bands for 5G testing. The regulator says frequencies will be made available at 3.6GHz-3.8GHz, 3.8GHz-4.2GHz, 40.5GHz-43.5GHz, 45.5GHz-47.0GHz, 47.2GHz-48.0GHz and 66GHz-71GHz. Testing is already being carried out using 3.4GHz-3.6GHz and 26.5GHz-27.5GHz spectrum. The regulator says it plans to award 3.4GHz-3.8GHz and 24.25GHz-27.5GHz licences ‘as soon as possible’ though a sale has been delayed due to changes being made to the country’s Electronic Communications Act (LEK). The PTS also recently opened a consultation into the award of 3.5GHz and 2.3GHz spectrum.