Delayed 5G auction set to take place in August

14 May 2020

Austria’s Telecom Control Commission (TKK) has announced it plans to hold the country’s second 5G auction in August, after the process was postponed in March by the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulator said it will ‘take all necessary precautions to ensure that the auction can be carried out properly’. Last year the TKK and the Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) concluded a 5G auction for regional spectrum in the 3400MHz-3800MHz range, with the allocation of licences for frequencies in the 700MHz, 1500MHz and 2100MHz bands originally expected to take place in April.