TeliaSonera, Telenor and Telco Data wins Norway spectrum auction

TeliaSonera, Telenor and Telco Data has won Norway spectrum auction in the recently concluded 800, 900 and 1800 MHz spectrum auction.

The first phase of the 800, 900 and 1800MHz auction is now completed. In the first phase, Norway has auctioned 2×30 MHz of 800 MHz, 2×15 MHz of 900 MHz and 2×55 MHz of 1800 MHz of spectrum. The first phase of the auction has now ended.

The coverage obligation block was won by TeliaSonera who will be obliged to provide services to 98 percent of the population within five years.

Norway Spectrum Auction Winners
TeliaSonera
2 x 10 MHz (coverage obligation) in the 800 MHz band
2 x 5 MHz in the 900 MHz band
2 x 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz band

Telenor
2 x 10 MHz in the 800 MHz band
2 x 5 MHz in the 900 MHz band
2 x 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz band

Telco Data
2 x 10 MHz in the 800 MHz band
2 x 5 MHz in the 900 MHz band
2 x 20 MHz in the 1800 MHz band

Source: Norwegian Posts and Telecommunications Authority 

All available spectrum in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz band has been allocated. In the 1800 MHz band, 3 blocks of 2 x 5 MHz remain unassigned.

All winners of 800 MHz spectrum must fulfill a usage obligation to provide mobile broadband services offering average access speeds of at least 2 Mbps to 40 percent of the population within four years of the award of licences.

In addition, TeliaSonera won the ‘A2’ coverage obligation block in the 800 MHz band. TeliaSonera hereby undertakes the obligation to ensure that 98 percent of the population will have access to mobile broadband services offering average access speeds of at least 2 Mbps. These services should be provided primarily through the utilization of 800 MHz spectrum. This obligation must be fulfilled within five years from the award of the license.

The specific frequency position of the blocks in each band will be decided in the final phase of the auction through a second bidding round. This will be conducted on 9th December.

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