Auction of 2.5GHz Frequencies in Denmark

Denmark’s Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation has announced a public consultation on the auction of 2.5 GHz spectrum planned for the first quarter of 2010. In total, 205 MHz of spectrum will be auctioned, comprising 190 MHz in the 2.5 GHz band (2500-2690 MHz) and 15 MHz in the 2010 MHz band (2010-2025 MHz). The 2.5 GHz band is suitable for mobile broadband technologies based on both LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX.

On Friday the 17 of July, the Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation launched a public consultation on the auction of 2.5GHz spectrum in Denmark.

The spectrum now being auctioned on a national basis is suitable for providing wireless broadband services based on standards such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX. However, it may also be attractive for other uses such as mobile TV or wireless cameras.

205MHz of spectrum will be auctioned in total: 190MHz in the 2.5GHz band (2500-2690MHz) and 15MHz in the 2010MHz band (2010-2025MHz).

The licences granted to the winning bidders will allow them to deploy their own choice of technology and offer any type of service. The aim is to stimulate competition and enable the winning bidders to offer advanced and innovative services.

The auction will take place in the first quarter of 2010 and will be conducted electronically, with participants submitting their bids via the Internet. Further information about the auction may be found in draft versions of the Information Memorandum and the Executive Order, which are published today alongside a Consultation Document by the National IT and Telecom Agency. These documents may be found on the Agency's website: