PTS Orientation Plan for spectrum management


The orientation plan presents the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s (PTS) plans to assign radio spectrum in the coming years. The aim of this document is to maintain high transparency of the authority’s work with radio spectrum.

Thepurpose of the orientation plan

PTS orientation plan presents the up-to-date changes in assignments and use of radio spectrum, in line with the PTS spectrum strategy. By publishing the orientation plan PTS also communicates its expectations on how the radio spectrum may be assigned and used in the coming years.
The purpose of the orientation plan is to ensure high transparency and thus give market players better predictability and opportunity to plan their investments. The orientation plan indicates the PTS focus and provides an overview rather than a complete list.

Current updates

Several frequency bands are being studied and some are expected to be considered for licence awards during the coming years:

  • 700 MHz band – Licence award is planned for Q4 2018.
  • 1.5 GHz band – Licence award is planned for 2019 or later.
  • 2.3 GHz band – Licence award is planned for 2019 or later.
  • 3.4-3.8 GHz band – Licence award is planned for 2019 or later.
  • 2.6 GHz band – Licence award is planned for 2021 or later.

At the ITU World Radio Conference (WRC-19) in November 2019, a number of frequency bands will be subject to discussion for possible allocation or identification for new radio services. PTS is participating in the preparatory work for WRC-19 and will modify the orientation plan accordingly. The European Commission also decides on the harmonization of frequency use among country members. At the moment PTS is studying new licence exemptions in several frequency bands for inclusion in the forthcoming regulations, inter alia, for Short Range Devices (SRD), amateur radio and mobile satellite systems.

PTS intends to update and publish orientation plan regularly.

Take note of the orientation plan (Swedish only)

For more information:
Amela Hatibovic Sehic, Spectrum analysis, phone: +46 (0) 70-845 50 52
Anders Palmberg, Spectrum analysis, phone: +46 (0) 70-340 58 57
PTS Press Office, phone: +46 (0) 8-678 55 55