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Hungary auctioning ‘greenfield’ 32GHz band to free up 5G 26GHz spectrum

11 Nov 2022

Hungary’s National Media & Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Media- es Hirkozlesi Hatosag, NMHH) has released documentation for the planned auction of the currently unused 32GHz frequency band, with a consultation for market participants to be held on 22 November 2022. The regulator states that the purpose of the sale is to free up the 26GHz frequency band currently used for carrier network services and make it available for 5G services. The ‘greenfield’ 32GHz band has been checked by the NMHH for interference – with measurements shown to be ‘adequate’ according to the regulator. A total of 672MHz of frequency usage rights split into 24 units will be available for purchase via an electronic auction.

As reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the 26GHz mmWave spectrum band has increasingly featured in the 5G licence auction strategies of countries worldwide.

Hungary, National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH)

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