The Dutch multiband spectrum auction successfully concluded on Friday 14th December 2012, raising €3.8bn. DotEcon advised Agentschap Telecom, the regulator overseeing the award process, on the design and implementation of the auction, which was run using DotEcon’s WebBidder auction platform.
Licences were offered in the 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz bands. The auction followed a Combinatorial Clock Auction (CCA) format with a relative cap activity rule. All available licences were sold. Tele2 won 2x10MHz of 800MHz spectrum reserved for a newcomer at a price of €161m. Three other bidders, KPN, Vodafone, and T-Mobile, also won new spectrum rights, with KPN paying €1.35bn, Vodafone €1.38bn, and T-Mobile €911m. A fifth bidder, a joint venture between UPC and Ziggo, did not win any spectrum. More information about the Dutch multiband auction can be found on the Agentschap Telecom website.