Yesterday, the BIPT closed the main phase of the radio spectrum auction.

Following the start on 1 June 2022 the main phase of the auction of the new 5G spectrum (700 MHz, 3600 MHz) and the existing 2G and 3G radio spectrum (900MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100MHz) was ended with proceeds of 1,202,192,400 euro. Five operators, namely Citymesh Mobile NV/SA, Network Research Belgium NV/SA, Orange Belgium NV/SA, Proximus NV/SA and Telenet Group NV/SA, participated in the auction and each succeeded in acquiring part of the spectrum, thus shaping our country’s mobile telecom landscape for the next 20 years.

The proceeds of 1.2 billion euro turned out to exceed the entry price set before the start of the auction by 468.5 million euro as a result of the successive higher bids during the simultaneous multiple-round ascending auction. These proceeds may be further increased by the proceeds of a positioning phase regarding those bands.

This will be followed by the 1400 MHz band auction.

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