4G spectrum to DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 30.10.2013 14.34
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The spectrum auction for new-generation wireless broadband ended on 30 October.

The winning operators for 800 MHz spectrum were DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera Finland. The auction will generate EUR 108.010 million in revenue to the State of Finland. The auction lasted for over nine months.

The Government is to award the winning bidders a licence for a fixed period of 20 years. The licences cover the whole of Finland excluding the Region of Åland.

Business operations within the frequency band may be launched on 1 January 2014. The licence holder must launch operations referred to in the licence within two years of the start of the licence period.