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More capacity and speed to connections: 5G spectrum auction begins

Finland's position as a top 5G country will be further strengthened as the 26 GHz band is auctioned for 5G use. Transport and Communications Agency Traficom begins the spectrum auction today.

Additional frequencies for new technology communications networks provide more capacity and very high speeds for communication links. The currently auctioned frequency range is 25.1-27.5 gigahertz, which is granted for national use in mainland Finland in three 800 megahertz bands. One company or community may receive a maximum of one frequency band.

The frequency range can be used for the construction of 5G networks from 1 July 2020. The licences are valid until 31 December 2033.

The auction regulation can be found on the Finlex website (External link). (in Finnish, Swedish and English). 

Further information on the spectrum auction can also be found on Traficom's website . The website also details the technical licence conditions for the radio licences.

Information on operating licences and application procedures on the Government Project Register Hankeikkuna (External link) (in Finnish)

Ministry of Transport and Communications press release 8 June 2020 (External link).

Enquiries

Petri Lehikoinen, Director, tel. +358 295 390 453, petri.lehikoinen(at)traficom.fi, Twitter: @PetriLe (External link)

Jan Engelberg, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 390 438, jan.engelberg(at)traficom.fi, Twitter: @EnkkuJenkku (External link)