Spectrum auction to be tried in Finland

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 26.3.2009 13.53
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Finland is planning to hold a spectrum auction for frequency ranges between 2500-2690 megahertz, which are primarily reserved for wireless broadband.

The auction is slated for November 2009 and licences would be issued for a maximum period of 20 years. The primary new principle is that the licence holder could, if desired, sell or lease the user rights granted in the auction to a third party.

The Finnish Cabinet ruled on the bill content applicable to the matter on 26 March. The intention is to enact the bill into law as soon as possible. The purpose of the bill is to promote competition and ensure effective spectrum use.