MoTC consulting on proposed amendments to spectrum decree

4 Feb 2021

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Liikenne-ja viestintaministerio, MoTC) has called for comments on draft amendments to the Government Decree on Radio Spectrum Usage and Frequency Allocation Plan (Spectrum Decree). In a press release regarding the matter, the ministry noted that the consultation process is in part related to amendments to the Act on Electronic Communication Services.

As per the draft amendments to the Spectrum Decree, the MoTC has said provisions would be laid down to allocate the 2300MHz-2320MHz and 24.25GHz-25.1GHz frequency bands for the provision of ‘minor local network service in the mobile communications network’. Meanwhile, the 1.5GHz frequency band would, sometime in the future, be allocated for dynamic shared use of wireless broadband and radio equipment meant for military defence.

A deadline of 24 February 2021 has been set for the submission of comments, and the MoTC has said that following the consultation stage, ‘the preparations will continue by public officials’.