RATEL opens consultation on spectrum allocations

24 Feb 2020

The Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Regulatorna agencija za elektronske komunikacije i postanske usluge, RATEL) has begun a public consultation on frequency allocation plans for spectrum in the 2500MHz-2690MHz and 3400MHz-3800MHz ranges. For the 2600MHz band, RATEL is planning to auction 2×70MHz as FDD spectrum – split into 2×5MHz blocks – covering the 2500MHz-2570MHz/2620MHz-2690MHz range. In addition, the regulator is considering making a further 50MHz of TDD available in the 2570MHz-2620MHz range, parcelled into 1×5MHz blocks. Similarly, the regulator is planning to allocate frequencies in the 3.5GHz range as 1×5MHz blocks. RATEL is inviting comments on the initial proposals by 10 March 2020.