Nkom names approved bidders for forthcoming spectrum auction

31 Mar 2020

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has disclosed the identities of those companies that have been approved to take part in its forthcoming spectrum auction scheduled to start on 6 May 2020. In a press release, Nkom revealed that, while it would not ordinarily disclose the identities of companies that have registered to take part in one of its spectrum auctions, it was doing so on this occasion as some would-be participants had received an automatically generated e-mail which showed some contact details of all those that had applied. As such, and to ensure that all companies considering taking part in the sale process have the same information, the regulator said it had opted to make public the identities of all registered participants.

To that end, the Nkom has revealed that a total of six companies have qualified to take part in the auction, in which it will offer spectrum in the following bands: low 10GHz, high 10GHz, 13GHz, 18GHz, 23GHz, 28GHz, 32GHz and 38GHz. The companies set to take part in the sale are: Ceragon Networks, Funn, GlobalConnect, Ice Communication Norge, Telenor Norge and Telia Norge.