Auctioning of the 3410–3800 MHz band

The Ministry of Transport and Communications announced that the operating licences for commercial use of the 3410–3800 MHz frequency band will be auctioned. FICORA is responsible for the practical arrangements of the auction.

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

News

FICORA issued Regulation M 64 B on auctioning of the 3.5 GHz frequency range on July 11, 2018. The Regulation entered into force at the same time as the Government decree on radio spectrum auction concerning the 3410-3800 frequency range and the amendment to the Government decree on radio spectrum use and frequency allocation plan.

The Government invited applications for licences for wireless broadband networks in the 3410 - 3800 MHz frequency range on July 11, 2018. Registration for the auction is open. Registrations must be submitted to FICORA by August 17, 2018 at 4.15 p.m. (GMT +3).

To register, fill out the registration form attached to Regulation M 64 B and submit it to FICORA's registry by the deadline. Please enclose the following:

  • Extract from the trade register or a corresponding foreign registry document indicating authorised signatory status;
  • Power of attorney, if the authorised signatory is not clearly stated in the extract from the trade register;
  • Information on all companies and other organisations belonging to the same group referred to in Chapter, section 1(6) of the Accounting Act (1336/1997) as the registrant.

Submit the requested attachments in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Please include the name of a contact person. FICORA will send the documents and other correspondence related to the auction only to the contact person named on the registration form. Therefore, it is most important to make sure that the contact information is correct and up-to-date and that the contact person is available from the date of registration until the end of the auction.

The registration form must be signed by an authorised signatory in the company or organisation.

The form can be submitted by person, by post, by email or by fax.

Contact information for FICORA as of July 16, 2018:
Visiting address: Erik Palménin aukio 1, HELSINKI
Postal address: P.O. Box 313 FI-00181 HELSINKI
E-mail: kirjaamo@ficora.fi
Fax: +358 9 0295 390 270

The name and other information of the enterprise, organisation or association provided in the auction registration are not public before the conclusion of the auction process. FICORA handles registrations as confidential information.

Auction provisions and comments

Provisions and comments concerning the auction can be found on a dedicated website at: Auction provisions and comments. The website also has a link to the government project service (Hankeikkuna).

Auction model

The auction is a so-called SMRA auction (simultaneous multiround auction), which means that all 3410-3800 MHz frequency bands are auctioned at the same time. The auction is carried out electronically over the internet.

Contacts

spectrum.auction(at)ficora.fi

Henriikka Rosti, Legal Counsel, tel. +358 295 390 326 (until July 5, 2018 and as of August 9, 2018)
Communications Market Specialist Jan Jääskeläinen,tel. +358 295 390 367 (July 5, 2018 to August 8, 2018)

News and press releases on the auction:

Finland’s path to becoming a leading 5G country: Registration open for the 3.5 GHz auction

Key words: Spectrum , Markets

Updated 12.07.2018

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