Three Bidders Apply for Belgium’s 800 MHz Spectrum Auction

Belgium’s telecoms regulator has confirmed that it has received three applications to participate in its digital dividend spectrum auction.

The call for bidders was issued in August, and the deadline to submit applications expired on 23rd September.

Three licenses are available in total, each comprising 2 x 10 MHz, for a 20-year period. Each lot entails coverage obligations. One of the three licenses includes additional obligations as regards the coverage of a number of rural areas.

The minimum price per license amounts to EUR 120 million, although the lack of a fourth bidder would suggest that the licenses will be sold for close to the reserve price when the auction starts.

Over the next few days, the BIPT said that it will analyze the admissibility of the applications. On 8 October 2013 the list of admissible candidates will be published.


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