Nkom announces offshore spectrum availability

10 Nov 2020

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has announced that it is accepting applications for spectrum in the 700MHz and 900MHz bands for offshore use. In a press release, the regulator noted that the inviting of interested parties to apply for frequencies comes after it received an application for 900MHz spectrum from an unnamed company.

In terms of the frequencies to be offered, Nkom notes that it will allocate a 2×5MHz in the 700MHz band (713MHz-718MHz/768MHz-773MHz) for offshore use, while a further 2×5MHz in the 900MHz band (900MHz-905MHz/945MHz-950MHz) is also being made available. For those companies that are successful in their applications for the spectrum, the allocations will be valid until 31 December 2033. Interested parties have been given until 30 November 2020 to apply.