703–733 MHz/758–788 MHz spectrum auction

On 10 October 2016, the Government invited applications for licences for wireless broadband networks in the 700 MHz band. The licences will be issued through an auction process. FICORA is responsible for the practical arrangements of the auction.

As the auction proceeds, this website will be updated with related information.

News

The spectrum auction concluded on 24 November 2016 at 15.00. The results are as follows:

Paired frequency blocks Winner winning bid
703 - 708 / 758 - 763 MHz (FDD1) DNA Oy EUR 11 000 000
708 - 713 / 763 - 768 MHz (FDD2) DNA Oy EUR 11 000 000
713 - 718 / 768 - 773 MHz (FDD3) Elisa Oyj EUR 11 000 000
718 - 723 / 773 - 778 MHz (FDD4) Elisa Oyj EUR 11 000 000
723 - 728 / 778 - 783 MHz (FDD5) TeliaSonera Oyj EUR 11 000 000
728 - 733 / 783 - 788 MHz (FDD6) TeliaSonera Oyj EUR 11 3300 000

Auction provisions

On 10 October 2016, FICORA issued a regulation on auctioning of the 703–733 MHz and 758–788 MHz bands (M64A) as well as technical licence conditions for radio licences granted for these bands.

Auction provisions

Auction model

The auction is a so called SMRA auction (simultaneous multiround auction), which means that all 700 MHz paired frequency blocks are auctioned at the same time. The auction is carried out electronically over the internet.

Contacts

spectrum.auction(at)ficora.fi

Chief Specialist Pasi Toivonen, telephone +358 295 390 463
Director Jarno Ilme, telephone +358 295 390 574

News and press releases on the auction:

24.11.2016

FICORA: Spectrum auction concluded

Ministry of Transport and Communications: 700 MHz spectrum to DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera

FICORA: 700 MHz band auction has begun

Ministry of Transport and Communications: Auction for the 700 MHz spectrum starts

10/10/2016

Registration for the 700 MHz band auction

10/10/2016

Ministry of Transport and Communications: Applications invited for 700 MHz spectrum licences

06/10/2016
Ministry of Transport and Communications: The Government adopted a decision on the details of the 700 MHz spectrum auction

21/06/2016
FICORA invites comments on the regulation on auctioning of the 700 MHz band and technical licence conditions for radio licences

21/06/2016
Ministry of Transport and Communications: Request for opinions on the 700 MHz auction

18/02/2016
Ministry of Transport and Communications: Licences for commercial use of the 700 MHz band to be auctioned


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