The auctions of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands start today


Today the auctions to assign licences for the use of radio transmitters in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3GHz bands start. Follow the progress at PTS web site, at the end of each auction day.

The licences are attractive for increasing capacity for mobile broadband services and are expected to be central for 5G development in Sweden.

The auction in the 3.5 GHz band will start today and will, when finished, be followed by the 2.3 GHz auction. The 3.5 GHz band comprises in total 320 MHz, divided into a maximum of 15 national licences. The 2.3 GHz band comprises 80 MHz, a maximum of 8 national licences.

The auction format is a clock auction conducted in several bidding rounds over the Internet. PTS considers that the auction will take approximately two to ten working days, but it may take longer.

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After each concluded auction day, PTS will publish information on the PTS web site, where you also can find more information about the auctions. 

More information

Anna Beckius, head of section: +46 (0)70-288 44 28
PTS press service: +46 (0)8-678 55 55