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Sweden completes spectrum public sale in three days


Swedish telcos Telia, Hi3G and Net4Mobility secured spectrum within the course of

The Swedish Submit and Telecom Authority (PTS) confirmed that native carriers Telia, Hi3G Entry (Tre) and Net4Mobility secured new spectrum in an public sale to award frequencies within the 900 MHz, 2.1 GHz and a pair of.6 GHz bands.

Net4Mobility is the three way partnership of Swedish cell operators Tele2 and Telenor.

The public sale, which began on September 19, was concluded after three days, PTS mentioned. The regulator famous that the whole public sale proceeds amounted to SEK 4.23 billion ($378.6 million).

Telia received 2×15 megahertz within the 900 MHz band, 2×20 megahertz within the 2.1 GHz band and a pair of×30 megahertz within the 2.6 GHz band.

In the meantime, rival telco Hi3G obtained 2×10 megahertz within the 900 MHz band, 2×20 megahertz within the 2.1 GHz band in addition to 2×10 megahertz and 40 megahertz (TDD) within the 2.6 GHz band.

Additionally, Net4Mobility acquired 2×10 megahertz within the 900 MHz band, 2×20 megahertz within the 2.1 GHz band and a pair of×30 megahertz within the 2.6 GHz band.

The regulator mentioned it make all remaining resolution on the task of licenses throughout the subsequent few days.

“We see that there’s a unfold of spectrum holdings, which offers good situations for strong finish client competitors. We see that the public sale has labored properly as a instrument for distributing frequencies,” mentioned Dan Sjoblom, normal director of PTS.

“We’re very glad with the results of the public sale, which implies that Telia may have the very best spectrum portfolio of all operators in Sweden beginning in 2026. The end result of the public sale implies that we considerably strengthen our spectrum place and develop our community management within the Swedish market by way of higher protection, increased capability and thus higher digital experiences in Telia’s community”, mentioned Anders Olsson, CEO of Telia Sweden.

PTS had beforehand mentioned that the aim of the task is to allow continued digitalization and know-how growth, to contribute to the mobility goal of the Authorities´s broadband technique by deploying new masts alongside roads and railways and in different areas.

PTS had said that the demand for accessible frequency vary within the 900 MHz, 2.1 GHz and a pair of.6 GHz frequency bands exceeds the availability. The regulator mentioned that it determined to restrict the variety of licenses to ensure efficient use of the frequency vary.

In January 2021, PTS had accomplished a 5G spectrum public sale by way of which it awarded frequencies to the nation’s most important operators.

At the moment, PTS famous all 320 megahertz at 3.5 GHz was assigned, with Telia securing 120 megahertz for SEK760.2 million ($68.7 million); Net4Mobility (a joint initiative by Tele2 and Telenor’s native items) 100 megahertz for SEK665.5 million; and Hi3G 100 megahertz for SEK491.2 million.

In the meantime, Teracom Group took all 80 megahertz on supply within the 2.3GHz band for a complete of SEK400 million.

The licenses for the three.5 GHz band are legitimate for 25 years.

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