Waiting for 5G? Today ended the one hundred and thirty-fourth day of the main bidding phase of the auction for the allocation of rights to use frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands. rounds.
Only Portugal and Lithuania do not currently have 5G services in the European Union. When the “network” for?
If the 5G auction ended today, the State would raise 422 million euros
134 days…yes you read that right…134 days of 5G auction in Portugal. If the main auction, which started nearly six months ago (January 14), had ended today, the state would have raised more than 422 million euros (including the 84.3 million euros bid from entrants), far above the amount. indicative of 237.9 million euros.
The 3.6 GHz band, with 40 lots, is the only one that has been the target of offers – more precisely since March 5th –, with 183,2 million euros, against 182,5 million euros in the previous session.
The main tender includes operators Altice Portugal (MEO), Nos, Vodafone Portugal and also Dense Air, and aims to allocate rights to use frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz bands and 3.6 GHz, after a first phase exclusively for newcomers.
As mentioned, Portugal and Lithuania were the two countries in the European Union (EU) without fifth generation (5G) services at the end of June, according to the latest report by the European Observatory for 5G.
Currently, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden are the EU countries that already have 5G services.
Regarding the development of 5G outside Europe, the European Observatory points out that “in other regions of the world” the fifth generation has progressed “at a fast pace too”.