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Spain to permit the usage of the 26GHz band for 5G non-public networks


The federal government has indicated that that is a part of its plan to advertise 5G expertise in Spain

The Council of Ministers in Spain has authorised a decree, which modifies the regulation on the usage of public radioelectric area and permits the reorganization of the 26 GHz band, enabling it for use by industrial firms for personal networks.

In a press release, the Ministry of Financial Affairs and Digital Transformation famous that the regulatory change establishes {that a} portion of the 26 GHz band shall be granted with out the necessity of a bidding course of and opens the way in which for it for use for industrial use—at diminished scope, on a “self-service” foundation.

“This modification means taking an additional step in direction of the creation of personal 5G networks for the automation of factories and manufacturing facilities”, the ministry stated.

As well as, the ministry indicated that this modification of the regulation is a part of the federal government’s plan to advertise 5G expertise within the nation, which is aligned with the targets established within the Restoration Plan and the Digital Spain 2026 Agenda.

Native newspaper Cinco Dias stated that ministry sources defined that the blocks to be awarded are those who have been determined to be reserved for self-provision; 450 megahertz had been reserved for this objective and was not awarded in an public sale in December.

Final month, native operators Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone secured further spectrum to broaden 5G providers after the federal government accomplished a young to award frequencies within the 26 GHz band.

Telefónica secured 1 gigahertz of spectrum for a complete of 20 million euros ($21.1 million), whereas Orange and Vodafone have obtained 400 megahertz for 8 million euros every.

Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange bid for 9 concessions on the state stage, for a complete of 1,800 MHz. On the regional stage, native service Globe Operator Telecom had bid for a concession in Castilla-León area.

The Spanish authorities confirmed it raised a complete of 36.2 million euros within the public sale. The concessions may have a length of 20 years, extendable solely as soon as for one more 20 years.

The federal government was inititially anticipating to award a complete of 12 nationwide concessions within the 25.10-27.50 GHz band, and 38 regional concessions within the 24.70-25.10 GHz band.

The beginning value of every nationwide concession had been set at 4 million euros.

In July 2021, the Spanish authorities raised a complete of 1.1 billion euros within the 700 MHz spectrum public sale, with native operators Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange securing these key frequencies to broaden 5G providers.

The Spanish Ministry of Financial Affairs had stated that every 700 MHz license may have a length of 20 years, rising to a most of 40 years.

Spanish operators have already launched 5G providers by way of spectrum within the 3.5 GHz band, which was awarded in 2018.

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