Go to content
You are here: Frontpage Technical Frequency auctions Auctions Planned and completed auctions Auction #12 (1790-1800 MHz)
Last update

Auction #12 (1790-1800 MHz)

Auction number twelve was a sealed-bid, first-price auction. 10 MHz in the frequency band 1800 MHz was auctioned off. The frequency band was divided into two equal parts. The NPT only received one bid for one of the frequency licences. The licence was sold to iBand AS for 61 160 NOK.

11 December 2008

End of auction #12 (1790-1800 MHz)

In the auction of resources in the band 1790-1800 MHz, NPT has received one bid of NOK 61 160,- for the spectrum licence II (1795-1800 MHz) from iBand AS which therefore is the winner. There were no other bids for either spectrum licence I (1790-1795 MHz) or spectrum licence II.

The spectrum licence II awarded to iBand AS are technology neutral, tradable and expire 31 December 2023.

General information

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) has decided to award the frequencies in the band 1 790-1 800 MHz by auction. The 1790-1800 MHz band will be divided into two lots:

  • Spectrum licence I: 1790 – 1795 MHz 
  • Spectrum licence II: 1795 – 1800 MHz

The licences will be assigned to the bidder with the highest ranked bid in each lot, and the bidder shall pay the winning bid in full. The bidder can decide if he wants to bid on one or two lots. Combinational bids, i.e. bids given with a condition on the outcome of another bid the bidder has given in the auction, are not allowed.

The spectrum licences will be assigned for use for terrestrial radio services on Norwegian land territory, except Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Norwegian dependencies, and it will be valid until 31 December 2023. The licences will be tradable, e.g. allowing regular sale, lease etc.

In line with the principle of technology neutrality, the licensee(s) may select which technology to use in the frequency band.

Administrative charges

With reference to Section 12-1 of the Electronic Communications Act, the model for administrative charges is laid down in Regulation on Administrative Charges Payable to Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (in Norwegian only). Further information on administrative charges payable to the NPT can be found in the auction rules.

Auction Rules

The format and rules of the auction are published on this page. Information about documents which shall be submitted with bids can also be found in the auction rules. Please notice that the deadline for submitting bids is 11 December 2008 at 1300 CET.

Opening of bids

The bids will be opened at NPT in a meeting 11 December 2008, 1400 CET. The meeting is open to bidders and/or their representatives.