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Spain puts 700MHz 5G auction on hold

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAR 2020 Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Home Spain puts 700MHz 5G auction on hold The Spanish government postponed a planned auction for 5G-suitable 700MHz spectrum, blaming exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.In a statement, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation said it had informed the European Commission of its need to defer the process, which was scheduled to be completed by 30 June.Spain plans to reallocate frequencies currently assigned to television channels in the 700MHz band for use in future 5G networks, which will then be auctioned to operators once conditions improve.The ministry explained the decision to stay the process is intended to free operators to focus on “maintaining the connectivity of companies and people in this time of health emergency”.It added it would announce a new date for the auction once the containment measures adopted by the country to contain the virus end.The nation is the latest in Europe to suspend 5G auction processes due to the pandemic, with France, Austria and Portugal also delaying sales.Spain held its first auction for 5G-suitable spectrum in July 2018, with operators splashing a total €438 million for 200MHz frequencies. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleTelenor Myanmar acquiesces to website block orderNext ArticleHuawei sees 2020 as pivotal year Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Kavit Majithia Related Author 5GauctionSpainlast_img

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