Switzerland raises almost CHF 1 bln in spectrum auction

Thursday 23 February 2012 | 10:02 CET | News
Switzerland has completed its auction of GSM, UMTS and LTE frequencies, raising in total CHF 996.3 million, regulator ComCom announced. The three incumbent operators Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange Switzerland all acquired frequencies, after InPhone was not admitted to the bidding. The technology-neutral licences run until 2028 and provide for an extension of existing GSM and UMTS licences, the release of digital dividend spectrum and the launch of LTE services. Swisscom paid in total CHF 360 million and acquired 2x10MHz in the 800MHz band, 2x15MHZ in the 900MHz band, 2x30MHz in each of the 1.8

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Salt Mobile / Sunrise / Swisscom
Countries: Switzerland
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