The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has performed coverage measurements and calculations of the DAB networks in Norway. The conclusion is that the coverage conditions set out for FM switch-off are met.
In collaboration with NTV, NRK, RiksTV and Norkring, the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has prepared a report examining the technical consequences for the digital terrestrial television network if the 700 MHz band (694-790 MHz) is being assigned to mobile services in the future. In addition, on commission from Nkom, Nexia AS has prepared a report estimating the costs of five different technical scenarios for the digital terrestrial television network.
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has published a new spectrum strategy for the period 2015-2016. The spectrum strategy is based on Nkom's main strategy and the main goals are that Nkom is up to date on developments, a proactive facilitator for the actors and the best source of knowledge for all issues concerning frequency management.
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.
The spectrum to be sold in the auction is the unsold spectrum from the multiband auction in December 2013. The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) now consults the market on the framework of the auction. The deadline for submitting responses is 2 May 2014.
The first phase of the 800, 900 and 1800MHz auction is now completed. TeliaSonera, Telenor and Telco Data have won spectrum in the auction. The coverage obligation block was won by TeliaSonera who will be obliged to provide services to 98 percent of the population within five years. The final phase of the auction to determine the specific frequency positions of spectrum won will be conducted next week.
The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) consulted on draft auction rules for the 800, 900 and 1800 MHz auction in the period 14 August to 30 September 2013. Based on the consultation responses, NPT and the Ministry of Transport and Communications jointly present a document summarising assessments and updates to the rules. The final auction rules have now been published and the auction will start 2 December 2013. Registration is open and the deadline is 15 November 2013.