TeleGeography Logo

Slovakia’s 5G sale raises EUR100m

24 Nov 2020

Slovakia has completed its auction of 5G-capable 700MHz spectrum as well as spare frequencies in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. The sale raised a total of EUR100.23 million (USD119 million), with each of the three available 700MHz licences selling for EUR32 million or above. Orange paid EUR33.63 million for 2×10MHz in the 700MHz range, while O2 bid a total of EUR33.39 million for 2×10MHz at 700MHz, 2×4.2MHz at 900MHz and 2×3MHz in the 1800MHz range. Slovak Telekom spent EUR32.66 million for a 2×10MHz licence in the 700MHz band and 2×3MHz of frequencies at 1800MHz. 4ka (SWAN Mobile) did not participate in the bidding for 700MHz spectrum, saying it was too expensive for a smaller operator, and instead paid EUR550,000 for 2×3MHz in the 1800MHz range. 700MHz concessions are valid until the end of 2040, while the lower band spectrum can be used until end-2025.

GlobalComms Database

Want more? Peruse the GlobalComms Database—the most complete source of intel about mobile, fixed broadband, and fixed voice markets.

TeleGeography

TeleGeography is the definitive source for telecom news, numbers, and analysis. Explore the full research catalog.