That’s right, it’s been 150 days (started Jan 14) Since the beginning of the 5G auction. Portugal risks being the last country in Europe to offer 5G networks for domestic use.
Had the auction ended today, the state would have raised more than 433 million euros.
Only Portugal and Lithuania do not offer commercial 5G services
The 5G auction reached day 150 of major bidding today, nearly seven months after it began. It should be noted that currently, in the countries of the European Union, only Portugal and Lithuania provide commercial services for 5G networks.
If the auction had ended today, the state would have raised more than €433 million (including an offer for newcomers of €84.3 million), well above the indicative amount of €237.9 million.
It should be noted that ANACOM has recently changed the auction list to speed up the process. The goal is to prevent the use of the lowest increments of value that bidders can choose, 1% and 3%, with the goal of speeding up the auction again. over here.
The main bid includes operators Altice Portugal (MEO), NOS, Vodafone Portugal, Nowo (Másmovil) and also Dense Air, and aims to allocate rights to use frequencies at 700 MHz (mega-hertz), 900 MHz and 2.1 GHz. , 2.6GHz and 3.6GHz, after the first phase exclusively for newcomers.
The 3.6GHz band, with 40 segments, is the only band that has been the target of shows - more precisely since March 5 - with €194.5 million, up from €193.7 million the day before.
The process has been widely challenged by historical operators, including lawsuits, injunctions and complaints to Brussels, claiming that the regulation contained "illegal" and "discriminatory" actions, which encouraged divestment. There are already 180 operators worldwide offering the service (see over here who they are). Countries where a faster 5G network is also known - see over here .
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