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1800 MHz auction in January 2015

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) has decided to award the three available blocks in the 1800 MHz band by multiround ascending auction. The frequencies are the unsold blocks from the multiband auction in December 2013. The preliminary timeline for the award is now available.

In the period 3 April to 2 May NPT consulted the market on the framework for the auction. On the basis of an overall assessment of the consultation responses NPT has decided to assign the frequencies by multiround ascending auction. The consultation document and the consultation responses are available here (in Norwegian only ). An overview of the responses and NPT's assessment will be published together with the draft auction rules in September.
NPT has engaged the consulting firm Copenhagen Economics to assist with implementation of the auction and development of auction software.

Preliminary timeline

  • 15 September 2014 - Publication of draft auction rules, start of public consultation 
  • 27 October 2014 - Deadline for public consultation 
  • 8 December 2014 - Publication of the final auction rules and invitation to register for the auction 
  • 12 January 2015 - Deadline for registration 
  • 26 January 2015 - Auction start