The Hungarian regulator NMHH has awarded licences for the use of the 32 GHz frequency band.
In a statement, it says three companies – Magyar Telekom, Vodafone Hungary and CETIN Hungary – bid a total of HUF970 million (€2.59 million) for the licences, which are valid for 15 years, with possible extensions for a further five years.
NMHH adds that during the procedure, the operators were able to bid for 24 duplex lots (2×28 MHz of frequencies) it offered, of which 18 lots were awarded as follows:
Vodafone won 10 lots and the corresponding 560 MHz
Magyar Telekom successfully bid for 6 lots and the corresponding 336 MHz
CETIN acquired 2 lots and the corresponding 112 MHz.
NMHH concludes by saying that the sale of the 32 GHz frequency band contributes to the scheduled clearance of the 26 GHz frequency band and its subsequent use for 5G purposes, and indirectly contributes to increasing domestic 5G coverage.