Vodafone Pays €1.4B for Dutch 4G Licenses
MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands -- Vodafone Netherlands confirms - in line with the Dutch Radiocommunications Agency’s announcement (www.agentschaptelecom.nl) - that it acquired spectrum of 2x10MHz in the 800MHz band, 2x10MHz in the 900MHz band, and 2x20MHz in the 1800MHz band. The spectrum licences are all valid for 17 years. Additionally, Vodafone Netherlands acquired 2x5MHz in the 2.1GHz band for four years. The total amount payable is €1.4 billion.
The spectrum award will support Vodafone Netherlands’ plans to develop the next generation of wireless data services, known as Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.