On 22 March, the Danish Business Authority (DBA) completed its consultation on draft auction documents and published its consultation note responding to stakeholder comments on the proposed 800MHz licence features and auction rules.
The DBA will use a Combinatorial Clock Auction format with a provision for a flexible allocation of a regional coverage obligation: all 800MHz licences will be subject to a coverage obligation by default, but bidders may bid for regional exemptions from the coverage obligation within the auction. This gives bidders flexibility to accept the coverage obligation in one or more regions or bid for exemptions in all applicable regions. To guarantee that the coverage obligation will ultimately be served by at least one bidder in each region, bids for any package with exemptions must be accompanied by a bid for the corresponding spectrum package excluding any exemptions. Reserve prices are set at DKK50 million per spectrum lot and DKk10 million per exemption lot. Bidders are subject to a spectrum cap of 2x20MHz.
DotEcon and Analysys Mason are advising the DBA on the 800MHz award. For more information on the Danish 800MHz auction, see the final auction documents on the DBA’s website.