Sweden Awards 800MHz Licenses

HI3G Access, Net4Mobility and TeliaSonera make the winning bids

March 7, 2011

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STOCKHOLM -- The PTS auction of licenses for the use of radio transmitters in the 800 MHz band has been concluded. Three bidders won licenses for approximately SEK 2 billion.

PTS’s auction over the Internet was concluded after almost five days of bidding and 31 bidding rounds. The total amount for all licenses sold is SEK 2,054,000,000 (approximately EUR 233 million).

SEK 300 million comprise bids for coverage and the license holder that has won the frequency block FDD6 shall use this sum to cover those permanent homes and fixed places of business that lack broadband.

In addition, the winning bidders will pay a processing charge of SEK 200,000 per block to PTS.

PTS has today announced a decision on the assignment of licenses to the winning bidders. The licenses are valid to and including 2035.

Table 1: Winning Bids

Bidder

Bandwidth, MHz

Auction proceeds, SEK

Amount for coverage, SEK

HI3G Access AB

2x10

431 000 000

Net4Mobility HB

2x10

469 000 000

300 000 000

TeliaSonera Mobile Networks AB

2x10

854 000 000





Com Hem AB and Netett Sverige AB also participated in the auction but did not win any licenses.

National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS)

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