Austria postpones multiband 5G spectrum auction

27 Mar 2020

Austria’s Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs, RTR) has delayed its upcoming second 5G auction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Der Standard reports. The allocation of licences for frequencies in the 700MHz, 1500MHz and 2100MHz bands was expected to take place in April but will now be rescheduled for a later date. Last year the regulator concluded a 5G auction for regional spectrum in the 3400MHz-3800MHz range.