DEA commences auction for spectrum in five frequency bands

12 Mar 2021

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen) has commenced the first and second stages of its auction for tech-neutral spectrum in the 1500MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands, with TDC Net, Hi3G Denmark and TT-Netvaerket (Telenor/Telia joint venture) all participating in the tender. The DEA revealed that the auction process will comprise five stages: the first two stages will see the assignment of spectrum with coverage requirements (2100MHz and 3.5GHz bands), stage three (starting 22 March) will see the allocation of the remaining spectrum (excluding parts of 26GHz band, which will be awarded under stage four), while stage five will involve the so-called allocation phase (where bidders are assigned specific placements in the respective frequency bands).