Sweden opens applications for rural broadband funding, consults on wireless spectrum

12 May 2022

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has opened applications for its 2022 broadband support scheme. The regulator has almost SEK1.3 billion (USD130 million) funding available to distribute to operators looking to deploy broadband infrastructure in rural areas. Networks must provide connectivity at download rates of at least 1Gbps.

Separately, PTS has opened an analysis to assess demand for wireless spectrum in the 700MHz, 1500MHz and 26GHz/28GHz bands. The regulator says that if there is sufficient operator demand for spectrum then it will begin work on formulating a distribution plan.

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