Invitation from PTS to the 450 MHz band auction


The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) will hold a spectrum auction to assign frequencies in the 450 MHz band. The deadline for applications by interested parties to participate is 23 January 2018.

The auction involves one national licence of 2 x 5 MHz in the 450 MHz band.

Among the licence conditions is a requirement to cover 80 percent of the area in each Swedish county with mobile broadband services offering a downlink bitrate of 5 Mbit/s and an uplink bitrate of 128 kbit/s.

The minimum bid for the licence is SEK 10 million.

The term of licence is from 5 March 2020 up to and including 31 December 2044.

The auction will be held as a one round second price auction with sealed bids submitted to PTS. The format and applicable rules for the auction are described in the open invitation.

Application deadline is 23 January 2018

Those wishing to apply to participate in the auction must submit an application to PTS no later than 23 January 2018. The auction (bid opening) will take place on 6 February 2018.

Documents are available here (in Swedish only).

For more information: Karoline Boström, Head of Section, Spectrum Department, tel.: +46 (0)73-644 56 20 PTS Press Office, tel.: +46 (0)8-678 55 55

More information about this assignment is available at (in Swedish only).