Cypriot 5G auction imminent

20 Nov 2020

Cyprus’ 5G auction is expected to take place next month, with a view to the granting of licences in January 2021. The sale process, which is being overseen by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, will involve six 2×5MHz lots in the 700MHz band and eight 50MHz lots in the 3.6GHz band. Operators must not exceed the 2×10MHz/700MHz and 100MHz/3.6GHz spectrum caps. Winning bidders will have an obligation to cover 70% of the population, as well as all highways by 31 December 2025, delivering download speeds of up to 100Mbps.