5G 700 MHz auction, official date, conditions and BOE publication

There are three precedence bands for 5G recognized by the federal government of our nation. The primary one can be 3.5 GHz, the band through which the service is already provided. However, the actual revolution will come when 700 MHz is auctioned, a low band that enables larger attain and protection. Finally, we may have the 26 GHz band able to providing most pace, however at very quick distances. After many comings and goings, the federal government has revealed the official date for the public sale, along with the timetable that operators should comply with to deploy the very best 5G within the band in query.

In at the moment’s BOE, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and digital transformation has revealed the Order ETD / 534/2021, of May 26, approving the checklist of explicit administrative clauses and technical prescriptions for the granting by public sale of concessions for personal use of the radioelectric public area within the 700 MHz band and is convened the corresponding public sale. It is a process that we’ve been ready for a lot of months and that was starting to make operators nervous.

5G 700MHz public sale, what we all know

In the doc we learn some fascinating issues, akin to that the beginning value has dropped from the 1,170 million euros anticipated by the federal government to barely lower than 1,000 million. This has been a requirement of the operators from the primary second for the reason that financial scenario doesn’t permit too many joys. In addition, this public sale will grant them the spectrum for 20 years to which they’ll add one other 20 years, which permits them to have 40 years to make the investments made worthwhile.

This public sale, which ought to have been held final 12 months (and later moved to March this 12 months), will happen from July 21, 2021 following this calendar:

  1. Deadline for submitting purposes: Until 1:00 p.m. on July 2, 2021.
  2. Documentary qualification part of the bidders: The Adjudication Table will analyze
  3. purposes submitted, qualify the accompanying documentation and resolve, earlier than
  4. of July 12, 2021, in regards to the admission or rejection of bidders.
  5. Training session on the usage of the Electronic Auction Platform
  6. (PES): Before July 19, 2021.
  7. Auction course of: Will begin earlier than July 21, 2021.

In the BOE all the principles of the competition, the awarding and many different fascinating particulars that we already knew are revealed. Among them, the next frequency blocks are going to be auctioned:

  • Four state-level public concessions within the paired band 703-733 and 758-788 MHz for upstream and downstream communications in Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode of operation, two that may every assign the usage of a 2 × 10 MHz block, and two that may every assign the usage of a 2 × 10 MHz block. 2 × 5 MHz.
  • Three state-level lawsuit concessions within the band 738-753 MHz, which can every assign the usage of a 5 MHz block for downstream communications solely (SDL).

In addition, the federal government will drive the winners of the spectrum to, earlier than December 31, 2022 protection have to be offered within the 700 MHz band to:

  • 30% of the municipalities listed in Appendix II of the tender.
  • The airports talked about in appendix III of the specs.
  • The ports talked about in appendix IV of the tender.
  • The railway stations talked about in appendix V of the tender.
  • The roads talked about in appendix VI of the tender.

Before the June 30, 2024 protection have to be offered within the 700 MHz band to 70% of the municipalities listed in appendix II of the tender and earlier than the June 30, 2025 protection have to be offered within the 700 MHz band to:

  • 100% of the municipalities listed in Appendix II of the tender.
  • The airports talked about in appendix VII of the tender.
  • The ports talked about in appendix VIII of the tender.
  • The railway stations talked about in appendix IX of the tender.
  • The roads talked about in appendix X of the tender.