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Spain kicks off delayed 5G tender with only 3 bidders

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | 08:48 CET | News
The Spanish government has finally launched its tender of 5G-compatible frequencies in the 700 MHz band around 18 months after it was due to be held. A total of seven blocks amounting to 75 MHz will be offered between 703 MHz and 788 MHz via a secure electronic auction system. Vodafone, Movistar (Telefonica) and Orange the only bidders after Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, decided not to take part after complaining that authorities failed to heed to its various demands, above the absence of reserved spectrum for new entrants and the lack of specific regional blocks.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Digi / Masmovil / Movistar / Orange Spain / Telefonica / Vodafone Spain
Countries: Spain
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