5G: auctions total 294,6 ME on the 79th day of the main bid

If the main auction, which began almost four months ago (January 14), had ended today, the state would have raised nearly 379 million euros (including the bid for 84,3, 237,9 million euros incoming), well above the indicative value of XNUMX million euros.

As of Tuesday, the proposals amounted to € 293,8 million.

The allocation of 5G (fifth generation) licenses was scheduled for the first quarter, which did not take place, and on April 8, the Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (Anacom) announced the decision to amend the respective regulations for speed up the auction, which was widely criticized by the incumbents.

Currently, the 3,6 GHz band, with 40 lots, is the only one that has been the subject of offers - more precisely since March 5 -, with 140 million euros, against 139,8 million euros during from the previous session.

The main offer includes the operators Altice Portugal (Meo), Nos, Vodafone Portugal and also Dense Air, and aims to allocate rights to use frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 2,1 GHz, 2,6 GHz and 3,6 GHz, after a first phase exclusively for new entrants.

Since the fourth day of the auction, a single lot of the freed TNT band (700 MHz) - which includes six lots - remains without a bid and is the only one in the entire auction.

Thus, in the 700 MHz band, the offer price remains at 19,2 million euros. In total, the offers total 96 million euros. Still in the 900 MHz band, the four available lots continue to show no change in the reserve price, the operators' offer remaining at 24 million euros.

The 2,1 GHz band, which was the most interested until January 18, with an offer reaching 10,405 million euros (the base price was two million euros), rose on the seventh day to 10,616 million euros. euros, a value that remains today.

In the 2,6 GHz band, whose three lots totaled 23,7 million euros from February 16 to March 3, the value of the previous offer, 23,9 million euros, was maintained today.

In a previous phase, the tendering process for new entrants took place over eight days, which resulted in a cash inflow of 84,3 million euros on the last day (January 11).

New entrants can benefit from national roaming access to the networks of operators already installed, regardless of the quality of the spectrum they acquire, depending on the conditions of the auction.

The process has been widely contested by incumbents, involving lawsuits, precautionary measures and complaints in Brussels, believing that the regulation contains "illegal" and "discriminatory" measures, which encourages divestment.


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