Following its consultation, NPT has published the rules for the award of spectrum in the 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. NPT has largely maintained its initial proposals to allocate spectrum using a first price, sealed-bid, combinatorial auction, followed by a second price, sealed-bid, combinatorial auction to determine the assignment of specific frequencies to each winner of spectrum. However, NPT has modified the rules governing the assignment of specific frequencies in the 1800MHz band to provide additional flexibility to existing licensees.
The application stage is now open and will close on 15 November 2013. The auction is expected to start on 2 December and end on 10 December.
The documentation relating to the award can be found on NPT’s website. Click here for to access the auction documentation page.