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.


On July 11, 2018, the Government invited applications for licences for wireless broadband networks in the 3.5 GHz (3410−3800 MHz) frequency range. Registration for the auction ended on August 17, 2018. The auction begins September 26, 2018. The commencement of the auction will be announced separately.

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.

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.

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.


Henriikka Rosti, Legal Counsel, tel. +358 295 390 326
Director Jarno Ilme, tel. +358 295 390 574

Key words: Spectrum , Markets

Updated 24.09.2018

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