The Austrian auction of frequencies in the 3.4 – 3.8 GHz band raised a total of EUR 188m. In addition to the established mobile operators, a number of regional bidders succeeded in acquiring spectrum in this band. Spectrum was offered in 12 regions with major cities and urband areas being separated. The full results of the auction can found on RTR’s website.
Offering regional players an opportunity to acquire spectrum in this band was an important objective that had to be reflected in the award design.DotEcon supported RTR in the design and the implementation of the auction process, covering two rounds of detailed consultation and stakeholder engagement. The auction was conducted on DotEcon’s WebBidder™ online bidding platform.