0
Wireless

Australia raises AUD 853 mln in auction of 5G spectrum in 3.6 GHz band

Monday 10 December 2018 | 10:50 CET | News
Four companies have won 5G spectrum in the Australian Communication and Media Authority's latest auction of the 3.6 GHz band. According to the regulator, all 350 lots available in the auction were sold, realising total revenue of AUD 853 million. Dense Air Australia won 29 lots for AUD 18.49 million; Mobile JV, the joint venture of TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia, won 131 lots for AUD 263.2 million; Optus won 47 lots for AUD 185 million; and Telstra won 143 lots for AUD 386 million. Licences won at auction will commence in March 2020 and will run until 13 December 2030. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ACMA / Australian Communications and Media Authority / Optus / Telstra / TPG / Vodafone / Vodafone Hutchison Australia
Countries: Australia
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

5G


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Telstra adds Oppo, LG 5G smartphones to portfolio

Published 18 Jun 2019 10:55 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra is expanding its 5G-capable device portfolio. The operator initially launched the HTC Hub 5G and the ...

Telstra launches first 5G device, to revamp tariff plans in June

Published 22 May 2019 08:11 CET | Australia
The 5G Hub works on 5G and 4G networks, and can support up to 20 devices via Wi-Fi. The device also features an Ethernet port and ...

Optus announces locations of first 50 5G sites to be deployed by Ericsson

Published 13 May 2019 07:08 CET | Australia
Australian operator Optus has announced the list for the first 50 sites to be deployed by Ericsson in the coming months as part ...

Australian watchdog rejects TPG-Vodafone merger

Published 08 May 2019 11:16 CET | Australia
The country's three mobile network operators, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, currently have over 87 percent share. Similarly, the ...

Australian regulator postpones decision on TPG-Vodafone merger

Published 22 Jan 2019 08:31 CET | Australia
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has postponed its decision on the merger between TPG and Vodafone ...

Optus test 5G-verbinding met 60 MHz in 3,5 GHz spectrum met Nokia

Published 14 Jan 2019 10:07 CET | Australia
De Australische operator Optus meldt dat er met succes is getest voor mobiel internet met 5G in het 3,5 GHz-spectrum. Er is een ...

Optus makes 5G data call on 60 MHz using 3.5 GHz spectrum with Nokia CPE

Published 14 Jan 2019 07:09 CET | Australia
Australian operator Optus has announced it has made a 5G data call on 60 MHz using 3.5 GHz spectrum. The call, made as part of ...

Focus 5G: veilingen zijn wereldwijd actueel, Nederland neemt een horde

Published 08 Jan 2019 10:27 CET | World
In Nederland is het gebruik van de 3,5 GHz-frequentie voor 5G dichterbij gekomen door het recente regeringsbesluit om de 3,5 ...

TPG Telecom to offer free mobile service for first 20,000 customers

Published 27 Dec 2018 10:02 CET | Singapore
Singapore operator TPG Telecom will start offering free mobile services for a year for the first 20,000 people who register their ...

Telstra launches first 5G sites in Melbourne and Sydney

Published 18 Dec 2018 07:04 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra has announced it had been given early access to the 3.6 GHz spectrum it won at auction last week ...

Last week in telecoms: feeling the impact of 5G auctions and new entrants

Published 17 Dec 2018 07:00 CET | Europe
Spectrum auctions, 5G and new entrants dominated the news in week 50. It resulted in a drop for the Telecompaper European ...

Telstra makes first commercial 5G to 5G video call

Published 05 Dec 2018 07:15 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra has announced that it has made its first 5G to 5G video call, reaching from Sydney to the Telstra 5G ...

Telstra launches HTC 5G Hub in Australia

Published 05 Dec 2018 07:10 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra has introduced its first 5G device, the HTC 5G Hub. The smart mobile broadband device has been ...

Telstra demos live 5G connection using commercial 5G chipset

Published 23 Nov 2018 09:43 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra has announced it has achieved "Australia's first live 5G connection" using a commercial 5G chipset on ...

Telstra deploys 5G mobile base stations in Adelaide, Canberra, Perth

Published 24 Oct 2018 10:43 CET | Australia
Australian operator Telstra has announced that it has turned on 5G-enabled mobile base stations in Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. ...

Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG agree AUD 15 billion merger to create integrated operator

Published 30 Aug 2018 09:40 CET | Australia
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and TPG Telecom have agreed the terms of a merger to establish a new integrated operator in ...

Australian government bans Huawei, ZTE from building 5G networks

Published 23 Aug 2018 08:43 CET | Australia
The Australian government has banned Huawei and ZTE from taking part in the roll-out of 5G networks in the country due to ...

Telstra switches on 5G-capable sites across Gold Coast

Published 15 Aug 2018 09:20 CET | Australia
Australian operator Tlestra has announced that it has turned on 5G in selected areas on the Gold Coast. At the beginning of this ...

Australia releases details on upcoming 5G spectrum auction

Published 06 Aug 2018 09:49 CET | Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released critical information for the upcoming auction of spectrum ...

Australia sets 3.6 GHz spectrum auction limits to promote competition

Published 13 Jul 2018 12:08 CET | Australia
Australia's Department of Communications has set 3.6 GHz spectrum auction limits, in an attempt to promote competition in the ...

Optus holds live 5G showcase during Commonwealth Games

Published 06 Apr 2018 08:24 CET | Australia
Australian operator Optus announced it will demonstrate 5G applications during the Commonwealth Games. The Optus 5G Live display ...

Optus achieves 945Mbps 4.5G speed running live apps on Galaxy S9

Published 16 Mar 2018 13:00 CET | Australia
Australian operator Optus reports it has integrated the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ into live 4.5G sites at Macquarie Park, with ...

Australia to launch 5G spectrum auction in October

Published 08 Mar 2018 10:49 CET | Australia
The Australian government has announced that it will auction 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band for provision of 5G services ...

Optus to start 5G rollout in early 2019

Published 02 Feb 2018 06:13 CET | Australia
Australian operator Optus has announced its intention to commence the roll out of 5G technology in Australia by early 2019 with a ...

Optus, Telstra, TPG, NBN, Vodafone win multiband residual lots auction

Published 14 Dec 2017 07:01 CET | Australia
Australian operators Optus, Telstra, TPG, NBN and Vodafone have secured additional spectrum. According to Australian ...