Sunday, July 19, 2009

Denmark Prepares to Auction 2.5 GHz Spectrum

Denmark's Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation (National IT and Telecom Agency) has launched a public consultation on the auction of 2.5GHz spectrum. A total of 205MHz of spectrum will be auctioned: 190MHz in the 2.5GHz band (2500--2690MHz) and 15MHz in the 2010MHz band (2010--2025MHz).

The spectrum, which will be auctioned on a national basis, is suitable for providing 4G wireless broadband services based on standards such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX.

The licenses granted to the winning bidders will allow them to deploy their own choice of technology (provided it does not cause interference to other spectrum users) and offer any type of service.

The auction is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2010 and will be conducted electronically.