Croatia’s Regulatory Agency for Network Operations (HAKOM) has opened applications for its 5G spectrum auction in which it will offer frequencies in the 700MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands. Prospective bidders have until 11 June to submit applications, with the auction itself set to begin on 12 July.
As previously announced, licences will be valid for 15 years, with the possibility of a five-year extension. On a national level, the sale will offer 60MHz (three blocks of 2×10MHz) in the 700MHz range, 320MHz (32 blocks of 10MHz) at 3.5GHz and 1000MHz (five blocks of 200MHz) at 26GHz. In addition, a further 80MHz of frequencies in the 3.5GHz band will be available via regional licences. Croatia’s mobile market is currently home to three operators: Hrvatski Telekom (HT), A1 and Telemach (formerly Tele2).