No, the 5G auction is not over yet and there is no idea when it will end. According to information shared today by ANACOM, an amendment to the 5G auction regulation will be initiated to prevent the use of low bids.
The goal is to finish the auction as soon as possible so that the 5G network can reach consumers.
Portugal and Lithuania are the only two countries in the European Union that do not have 5G commercially
The Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM) has initiated a new procedure to amend the 5G auction regulation to prevent the use of low increments, with the aim of speeding up the process.
According to the statement shared by the organizer...
ANACOM has decided to initiate an adjustment to the regulation of the auction of 5G and other related bands, in order to prevent the use of the lowest value increments that can be selected by bidders, 1% and 3%, with a view to accelerating the pace of the auction
The 5G auction reached day 148 of its main bid today, nearly seven months after it began. Remember that it is currently in EU countries only Portugal and Lithuania do not offer commercial 5G services.
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 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.
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