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    Sweden completes spectrum auction in one day


    Licences were up for grabs in the 900MHz, 2.1GHz and 2.6GHz frequency ranges

    Sweden’s Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) announced the conclusion of its latest spectrum auction which kicked off on Wednesday.

    Nordic telecom companies Tele2, Telenor Sweden and Telia Co have all acquired licences in the latest Swedish spectrum auction. They collectively invested SEK3.03 billion (€254.68 million) for spectrum allocations in the 900MHz, 2.1GHz and 2.6GHz auction.

    Who got what

    In a statement, PTS noted all 320 MHz at 3.5 GHz was assigned. Full allocations are as follows:

    • Telia secured 120MHz (3500-3620 MHz) for SEK760.25 million SEK (€75 million)
    • Net4Mobility (the joint venture between Tele2 and Telenor Sweden) won 100MHz (3620-3720MHz) for SEK665.5 million (€65 million)
    • Hi3G secured 100MHz (3400-3500 MHz) at SEK491.25 million (€48 million)
    • Teracom Group, which took over Net1 in 2019, won all the 80MHz on offer in the 2.3 GHz band for a total of SEK400 million (€40 million)

    The four 3.5 GHz licences will be valid for a period of 25 years, from 20 January, 2021 to 31 December, 2045.