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Auction # 13 (10 GHz)

Auction number thirteen was the first frequency auction in Norway that was carried out on a commercial auction web site. 2 x 30 MHz was vacant and two bidders participated. Broadnet Norge AS won the auction by a bid of 172 000 NOK.

Result of auction

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications 10 GHz auction on the web site QXL.no, has been completed. There were two bidders in the auction and Broadnet Norge AS won the auction with a bid on NOK 172 000. 

A total of 28 bids were submitted during the auction. After a slow start with only one bid on the 25th of May, the auction started properly about an hour before the closing time at 11:00 CET on the 27th of May.

Due to several bids in the last seconds of the auction, the closing time was extended several times. There are no reports of any technical problems during the auction.
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The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) has decided to run the auction of a frequency licence in the band 10 GHz on the auction web site QXL.no.

Previous frequency auctions have been arranged by NPT. This is the first time QXL.no is used for frequency auctions.

NPT has made an agreement with QXL.no, to make some adjustments in the frequency auction, compared to other auctions on the web site. Bidders must for example register with NPT beforehand, to take part in the auction.

Information about the 10 GHz-auction

NPT has decided to award the frequencies in the band 10 290-10 320 and 10 640-10670 MHz by auction. 
The spectrum licence will be assigned according to an ascending price auction on the web site QXL.no, but only registered bidders may submit bids.

The licence will be assigned to the bidder with the highest bid, and the bidder shall pay the winning bid in full. The entire available spectrum will be sold as one lot.

The spectrum licence 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 2020. 

The licence will be tradable, e.g. allowing regular sale, lease etc.

In line with the principle of technology neutrality, the licensee 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.
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 to register for the auction can also be found in the auction rules. 

Please notice that the deadline for submitting bids is 19 May 2010 at 1500 CET.