The Croatian regulator HAKOM has awarded a number frequencies for mobile communications networks in the RF spectrum.
According to HAKOM, the bidding process started on January 16 and the awards cover 800 MHz (791-821/832-862 MHz), 900 MHz (880-915 MHz/ 925 -960 MHz), 1800 MHz (1710-1785/1805-1880 MHz), 2100 MHz (1920 – 1980/2110 – 2170 MHz), 2600 MHz (2500-2570/2620-2690 MHz) at the national level and 3600 MHz ( 3400-3480 MHz) at the regional level. Licences have been issued for 15 years, with a possible maximum extension of five years as permitted by EU rules.
A1 Hrvatska, Hrvatski Telekom and Telemach Hrvatska were all awarded national licences, while regional ones were granted to Digicom and Markoja.
The total amount raised in the public auction for national frequencies was €338,999,595. The frequencies are required to cover 99.4% of the population by December 31, 2029. Meanwhile, the regional licences raised €187,150.
HAKOM notes that the currently granted licenses for the frequency bands 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz expire in 2024, and this allocation ensures the uninterrupted operation of public mobile communications networks and the provision of services to end users with regulatory predictability.