RTR consults on 2021-26 spectrum release plan

17 Jun 2021

Austria’s Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs, RTR) has launched a consultation in coordination with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT) to develop and publish a new schedule for frequency assignments planned for the five-year period 2021 to 2026. The aim of the consultation process is to create planning security for all interested stakeholders, with issues including the spectrum award schedule, market trends, types of use and different sharing and approval models outlined. It will mainly be focused on the 26GHz band, although other frequency ranges which could be awarded for mobile communications and broadband services in the medium to long term will also be addressed. Comments can be submitted by 9 August 2021.