The Danish Energy Agency has published the final auction rules for the forthcoming award of frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz and 2300 MHz bands. The award has two special features. The first is the possibility of initially assigning three coverage obligation lots under limited competition (each bidder is initially able to acquire at most one of these lots), before offering them in an open multi-round auction along with the remaining spectrum – the Danish Energy Agency adopted a similar approach for the auction of 1800 MHz spectrum in 2016. The second special feature is the possibility for bidders who acquire spectrum in the auction to bid for taking on additional coverage obligations in exchange for a reduction in their licence price. Further details on the award format and the specific rules can be found on the Danish Energy Agency’s website.
DotEcon has advised the Agency on the auction design and will be implementing the auction using its WebBidder platform.