Nkom consulting on future use of 410MHz-430MHz spectrum

17 Apr 2020

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has launched a consultation regarding the possible future use of spectrum which is currently available in the 410MHz-430MHz range. In a press release announcing the consultation, the regulator noted that there is currently 2×1.8MHz free (410.8MHz-412.6MHz/420.8MHz-422.6MHz), and as such it is looking to gauge interest in these frequency resources.

Having suggested that one option would be to devote most of the available spectrum to mobile communication, the Nkom has called for feedback, while asking specifically for comments on several points, including whether it would be appropriate to divide the frequency band and make the spectrum available on a region-by-region basis.

A deadline of 29 May 2020 has been set for submissions from interested parties, and the regulator has said that following the consultation it will make a decision regarding how the available spectrum resources will be allocated.