T-Mobile, Tampnet licensed for 5G in North Sea

18 May 2021

The Netherlands’ radio frequency regulator Agentschap Telecom (AT) announced that the process of distributing 700MHz 5G mobile spectrum in the North Sea was completed on 17 May 2021, with T-Mobile Netherlands and Tampnet acquiring the licences which run until 31 December 2040, at a total cost of EUR975,000 (USD1.184 million). Services will be aimed at, for instance, personnel on oil/gas platforms, wind farms, ships and drones, among other uses.

Tampnet won 2×20MHz (703MHz-723MHz/758MHz-778MHz) for EUR650,000, with T-Mobile acquiring the other 2×10MHz North Sea spectrum block (723MHz-733MHz/778MHz-788MHz) for EUR325,000.