FICORA interrupts spectrum auction

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 4.9.2013 17.08
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The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, FICORA, has informed the Ministry of Transport and Communications that it will interrupt the 800 MHz spectrum auction. FICORA will announce the resumption of the auction after reviewing the auction rules.

Ms Pia Viitanen, Minister of Housing and Communications of Finland, considers the measures taken by FICORA well-justified.

"In terms of communications policy, it is essential that the auction will be concluded and people in Finland will be provided with access to faster wireless connections as soon as possible", she says.