The Croatian regulator HAKOM) has allocated radio frequency spectrum in the 700 MHz (758-788 / 703-733), 3600 MHz (3400-3800 MHz) and 26 GHz frequency bands (26, 5-27.5 GHz) for 5G mobile communications networks.
The awards for the 700 MHz band at the national level were made to Telemach Hrvatska, Hrvastki Telekom and A1 Hrvatska for a total of HRK139,989,998 (€18,642,400). While Telemach Hrvatska and Hrvastki Telekom will each be charged HRK46,094,099, A1 Hrvatska will have to pay HRK45,000,000.
The three companies were also awarded licences in the 3600 MHz at the national level, for which they will be required to pay HRK54,455,750, HRK66,765,750 and HRK52,920,000 respectively. Also on a national level, they were, along with Eolo, awarded licences in the 25 GHz band, though for considerably smaller fees.
In the regional 3600 MHz auction, licences were awarded to Eolo, Eco Net, Terrakom, BeeIN, Digicom and Markoja.
HAKOM notes that the bidding process began on July 12, and the decision to select the most favourable bidders and issue licences was made on August 12. Permits were issued for 15 years for all allocation areas, except in the case of Medimurje and Varasdin counties, where there are already issued permits for various 5G technology valid until 2023, and for these areas new permits are exceptionally issued for 13 years.
The total raised for the state in the auction amounted to HRK358,995,433.