Consultation procedure on 5G auction is underway
09 December 2019
Consultation procedure on distribution of frequencies for 5G starts on 9 December.
The consultations will last until 10 January 2020. The assumption is to distribute 4 general exclusive frequency licences, each for 80 MHz in the 3480-3800 MHz band. The licences will be valid until the end of May 2035.
The proposed starting price for each block is PLN 450 million.
According to the assumptions, the auction winners will be obliged to roll out the network by deploying:
- at least 10 base stations in the area of 1 voivodship city selected from the cities indicated within 6 months of receiving the licence;
- until 31 December 2023, at least 250 base stations throughout the country, including at least 10 base stations in the area of each of at least 20 municipalities selected from the indicated municipalities, with the proviso that at least 9 voivodship cities will be selected;
- until 31 December 2025, at least 500 base stations throughout the country, including at least 10 base stations in the area of each of at least 30 municipalities selected from the indicated municipalities, provided that at least 16 voivodship cities are selected.
The commitments were designed in a way to ensure network roll-out in the largest population centers, i.e. municipalities with more than 80,000 residents.
Detailed information on the consultation procedure is available in Polish on the UKE Public Information Bulletin website.