The auctions in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands are concluded

1/19/2021

Three bidders won licences in the 3.5 GHz band and one bidder won the entire 2.3 GHz band. The total auction proceeds amount to SEK 2 317 000 006. The auctions mean that conditions now exist for a broad 5G expansion in Sweden.

After one day of auction and four rounds, the auctions in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands are concluded. Four bidders won licences in the two frequency bands. The total auction proceeds amount to SEK 2 317 000 006, which goes to the treasury.

- As these frequencies have now been awarded, there are conditions for strengthening the capacity for mobile broadband services and for the development of the Internet of Things in Sweden. The award will be central to the Swedish 5G development, says Dan Sjöblom, PTS’ Director-General.

Bidders won licences in the auction as follows:

Bidder

Licences in the
3.5 GHz band

Licences in the
2.3 GHz band

Auction proceeds (SEK)

Hi3G Access AB

Winner of 100 MHz in the frequency range 3400–3500 MHz 

 

 491 250 000

Net4Mobility HB

Winner of 100 MHz in the frequency range 3620-3720 MHz

 

 665 500 000

Telia Sverige AB

Winner of 120 MHz in the frequency range 3500-3620 MHz

 

 760 250 006

Teracom AB

 

Winner of 80 MHz in the frequency range 2300-2380 MHz

 400 000 000

 

The auctions began and ended on January 19. After conclusion of the 3.5 GHz auction, it was clear that there were three winning bidders in the 3.5 GHz band and one bidder qualified to bid on the entire 2.3 GHz band (80 MHz). The full band bid auction in the 2.3 GHz band was also held during the day.

PTS will within the next few days make all final decision on award of licences.

Take part of the information about the auctions at pts.se/3500mhz.

More information

Anna Beckius, head of section: +46 (0)70-288 44 28
PTS press service: +46 (0)8-678 55 55