The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has assigned spectrum in the 900 MHz band by auction. Telia Norge AS and Telenor Norge AS won the vacant spectrum and the total revenue amounts to NOK 790 236 240.
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.
The 2 GHz auction has ended after one auction round and all nine blocks were sold at the reserve price of 5 million Norwegian kroner per block. TeliaSonera and Telenor each won four blocks and Mobile Norway won one block of spectrum. This result means that these three companies each have the same amount of spectrum in the 2 GHz band (approximately 2 x 20 MHz).
Draft Auction Rules are now finalised and NPT asks for comments. The period for registration as bidder in the auction has also started. Deadline for comments and for registration in the auction is 22 October 2012, 15.00 CET.