Assignment in the 1800 MHz band

Auction concluded: Hi3G Access won 2x5 MHz.

Hi3G Access was the only bidder in the single round sealed bid-auction that was concluded on October 24th 2016. The winning bid was 100 050 000 SEK for a frequency block of 2x5 MHz. The duration of the licence is 1 June 2017 – 31 December 2027. 

The licence:

  • Frequency range: 1775-1780/1870-1875 MHz
  • Geography: Sweden national
  • Techniques: GSM, UMTS, LTE or WiMAX. Other terrestrial systems may be used if they can ensure co-existence with these techniques.
  • Duration: 1 June 2017 – 31 December 2027

Auction concluded (assignment in 2011)

The auction took place in two stages and was concluded in 5 days. The band consists of 2x70 MHz divided into 14 frequency blocks. After the auction Net4Mobility and TeliaSonera have 2x35 MHz each.


Previously licensed spectrum

New spectrum

Block placement in the band

auction proceeds, SEK

Net4Mobility HB

2x25 MHz

2x10 MHz


430 000 000

TeliaSonera Mobile Networks AB

2x10 MHz

2x25 MHz


919 999 999



1 349 999 999*

* approx. EUR 148 million

Stage 1 in 1800 MHz-auction is now concluded - total bid sum SEK 1,349,999,999

Stage 1 in the auction has concluded today after 18 bidding rounds. In stage 1 2x35 MHz is assigned, divided into seven frequency blocks of 2x5 MHz each.

The winning bidders and the amount they have to pay are:

Net4Mobility HB has won 2 frequency blocks (2x10 MHz) for SEK 430,000,000.
TeliaSonera Mobile Networks AB] has won 5 frequency blocks (2x25 MHz) for SEK 919,999,999.

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

Stage 2 of the auction starts Monday 17 October.

In stage 2 the placement of the band is decided. The winning bidders from stage 1 as well as existing license holders (of 2x35 MHz) may participate. The placement round therefore includes 2× 70MHz. Stage 2 will take 1-2 business days.