AEK invites EoIs for 5G spectrum in 700MHz, 3.6GHz and 26GHz bands by 5 July

4 Jun 2021

The Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK) has opened a public hearing on its intention to award spectrum for 5G use, giving interested parties until 5 July to submit their expressions of interest (EoI). The agency plans to grant three approvals for spectrum in the 700MHz band, seven approvals for airwaves in the 3.6GHz band and four approvals for spectrum in the 26GHz band. The authorisations will be valid for 15 years (extendable for another five years afterwards). Under the licences’ terms and conditions, at least one major city must be covered by 5G technology by 2023, in order to allow 5G coverage in all major urban areas and terrestrial transport routes by 2027. By the end of 2029, 100% of population must have access to 5G signal with minimum downlink of 100Mbps.

North Macedonia, Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK)