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Major spectrum auction in Netherlands holds appeal for variety of bidders

Thursday 6 September 2012 | 17:09 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
The Dutch government announced in January plans to hold a major spectrum auction in October this year. This will include frequencies in the 800, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands. Spectrum in the 'low' bands is especially important for operators preparing to launch LTE networks. The deadline to apply for participation in the auction was 16 July, and the spectrum agency Agentschap Telecom has just confirmed it will hold the auction on 31 October with five unnamed participants. Based on the reserve prices for the frequencies on offer, the auction should raise at least around a half

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