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Dutch government kicks off 5G spectrum auction

June 29, 2020


The Dutch government today an auction of 5G frequencies through which it expects to raise a minimum of 900 million euros ($1 billion).

The 5G auction includes spectrum in the 700 MHz 1400 MHz and 2100 MHz bands.

The Dutch government also expects to carry out a spectrum auction to award frequencies in the 3.5 GHz band in 2022, as the band is currently being used for satellite communications by Dutch intelligence services.

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs said it will not comment on the auction until it is fully completed.

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