Advanced Television

First 5G auction in Spain

July 13, 2018

From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain will launch its first 5G auction next week to award licences and kickstart 5G deployment, with the first services scheduled for June 2020 when DTT migration is completed.

The main telco operators -Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone and MasMovil- will bid for the licences valued at an initial price of €100 million.

In the auction, 200 MHz will be available, divided into five blocks of 5MHz each with nationwide coverage at a price of €2.5 million. The licences will be awarded for 20 years and operators will have a limit of 120 MHz as maximum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band.

The 700 MHz band will be released with the DTT migration in 2020.

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