Public Auction for 5G Frequencies Starts, HRK 300m in Revenue Expected

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The HAKOM Council decided this at its meeting on Thursday, and Chairman Tonko Obuljen told Hina that they expected great interest from operators for this public auction.

“We believe that the positive effects of 5G technology on economic growth will be shown very soon,” he said.

The three biggest operators in Croatia — Hrvatski Telekom (HT), A1 Hrvatska, and Telemach Hrvatska — have already announced interest, as have some others.

Licenses that will be issued to operators will be for a period of 15 years, except in the case of Međimurje and Varaždin counties, where there are already licenses issued for different 5G technologies valid until 2023, so new licenses there will be issued for a period of 13 years.

When a license expires, it will be possible to extend it for a maximum of five years, which has also been regulated at the EU level, HAKOM said.

Frequency bands will be allocated at the national level but also partly at a regional level in order to create business opportunities for smaller, regional operators and to encourage diversity of services, and provide end-users with a choice.

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