Poland begins 3.6GHz auction

9 Mar 2020

Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE) has kicked off its auction of 5G-capable wireless spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz range. Under pre-announced plans, UKE will offer four nationwide licences which each include 80MHz of frequencies and are valid for 15 years. The reserve price for each block has been set at PLN450 million (USD118 million). Winning bidders will be required to launch 5G in at least one city by the end of this year and deploy at least 700 5G base stations by 2025 to ensure coverage in every large urban area.