Stage 1 in 1800 MHz-auction is concluded – two bidders participate in stage 2

13/10/2011

The Post and Telecom Authority is currently conducting an auction in which spectrum in the 1800 MHz band is assigned. The first part of the auction, where three bidders participated, is now concluded. The auction continues Monday 17 October.

The auction of the 1800 MHz-band takes place in two stages and the first stage concluded after 18 bidding rounds. Three bidders participated and bid for a total of 2x35 MHz, divided into seven frequency blocks of 2x5 MHz each.

Bidder

Block/Amount of frequencies

Price SEK

Net4Mobility HB

2 blocks, 2x10 MHz

430,000,000

TeliaSonera Mobile Networks AB

5 blocks, 2x25 MHz

919,999,999

Total bid sum 

 

1,349,999,999

 

Hi3G Access AB also participated but did not win any blocks in stage 1 of the auction.

The purpose of stage 1 was to allocate new spectrum between bidders and all spectrum in the 1800 MHz-band is hereby allocated. But the auction is not yet completed and will continue in stage 2.

Stage 2 – placement of new and already assigned spectrum

In stage 2 the placement of the bidders' spectrum in the band is determined. The winning bidders from the first stage and the existing licensees who already have licenses in the band may participate. The placement stage therefore includes 2 x 70 MHz. All licensees in the band are guaranteed to have contiguous spectrum.

Stage 2 of the auction starts on Monday and is expected to end in two working days.

After stage 2 is finished PTS will publish the placement of the licensees in the band and the total amount of auction proceeds they will pay for stage 1 and stage 2 together.

With the award of the 1800 MHz-band PTS will have more technology- and service neutral frequencies on the market, which is part of the Government's broadband strategy. The objective is to enable new and existing operators in the band to offer consumers e.g. broadband services.

More information about the auction

For more information:
PTS’s Press Office, telephone +46 8 678 55 55

Facts:

The following bidders can bid for placement in stage 2:

Existing licenses (MHz)

Spectrum won in stage 1 (MHz)

Total spectrum (MHz)

Net4Mobility HB

2x25

2x10

2x35

TeliaSonera Mobile Networks AB

2x10

2x25

2x35