Czech operators seek approval for 3.4GHz-3.8GHz refarming

1 Jun 2021

Czech telecoms regulator the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU) has received requests from four domestic operators – Nordic Telecom 5G, O2 Czech Republic, PODA and Vodafone Czech Republic – seeking permission to change their radio frequency allocations in the 3400MHz–3800MHz band. In a press release, the CTU noted that the companies have made the requests ‘on the basis of’ the refarming commitments they entered into in the 3600MHz-3800MHz frequency band launched on 27 March 2017 (Ref. CTU-1 / 2017-613) and a tender for the purpose of granting rights to use radio frequencies for the provision of electronic communications networks in the 700MHz and 3400MHz–3600MHz frequency bands announced on 7 August 2020 (Ref. CTU-38 426 / 2020-613).

The CTU went on to say that all four operators have met the requirements for refarming outlined above, and that, as such, it is launching a public consultation – comments for which can be submitted within one month of the publication of the call (i.e. no later than 27 June 2021).