Poland to start allocating 800 Mhz & 2600 Mhz frequencies before end-Oct.
August 25, 2014
The Polish government will likely start the process of allocating 800 and 2600 MHz frequency reservations within two months, Administration and Digitalization Ministry spokesperson Artur Koziolek has said.
"According to the government's forecasts, the process of allocating the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies will start in the coming two months," Koziolek said. "The Ministry is currently conducting analyses to find the most efficient way of using the 800 MHz band to secure a common broadband access in Poland."
Poland's telecom market regulator launched the second round of consultations concerning the auction of 800 and 2,600 MHz frequencies in April this year, after introducing certain changes to the auction documentation in the course of the first round. Operators interested in participation in the consultation process were asked to submit their opinions by May 5, 2014.
The auction was first announced back in December 2013 but the process was stopped in February for what the regulator called technical reasons.
Preliminary interest in the auction has been expressed by all of Poland's major telecom market players, who want to use the frequencies to offer LTE services.