RATEL extends deadline for spectrum applications to 1 September

2 Jul 2021

Serbian telecoms watchdog the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Regulatorna agencija za elektronske komunikacije i postanske usluge, RATEL) has extended the deadline for the submission of applications regarding the use of spectrum in the 700MHz, 900MHz, 2100MHz, 2600MHz and 3500MHz bands for mobile or fixed communications networks. The regulator had previously set the deadline at 1 July 2021, but has now postponed the date to 1 September 2021; it did not provide an explanation for the decision. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, RATEL requested parties interested in acquiring spectrum rights for the aforementioned bands to submit detailed applications, including information on the services that the frequencies would be used to provide, the technologies that would be utilised, and the area that would be covered. In addition, applicants were asked to supply information regarding their preferred auction type. Once RATEL has received and processed all applications, it will issue a statement regarding the results before proceeding with the next stage of the allocation process.