Swedish regulator plans spectrum auctions

Sweden's telecom regulator, the National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has announced two auctions: one for spectrum in the 1900-1905MHz band and the other for the 2.6GHz band. Applications to take part in the auctions must be received by the PTS by March 10, 2008. Licences in both bands will be service neutral and, within certain limitations, technology neutral. The winning licencees could use the spectrum, for example, for mobile communications or wireless broadband services. The 2.6GHz auction will be conducted over the Internet, the other by sealed written bid. The 1900-1905MHz auction will be for a single national licence whereas the 2.6GHz auction will be for 15 frequency blocks, 14 for FDD services and one for TDD services.

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