Public discussion on the use of RF bands for mobile communications networks
ZAGREB, November 8, 2021 – Public discussion on the future use and allocation of the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1500 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz, 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz frequency bands, has been in the progress since last Friday and lasts until December 6, 2021. The discussion was aimed at market research, and the opinions and comments collected will help HAKOM in time to select the optimal allocation method and thoroughly prepare the entire procedure. The allocation of frequency bands is planned for early December, 2022 and should be completed by the end of March 2023.
Furthermore, by 2024 the public mobile communications network operators have been assigned frequencies in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz radio bands at the level of the Republic of Croatia. Adjustment of existing and/or construction of new communication networks requires some time and therefore the new allocation of these bands must be carried out early enough to ensure the smooth operation of existing networks, without affecting the experience of the end users. Also, there are still unallocated frequency bands in the Republic of Croatia that can be used for public mobile communications networks and depending on the interest of the market can be included in the allocation procedure with already mentioned bands in use, and part of the radio frequency bands available for allocation can also be used for certain private applications, such as industry, transport or agriculture.
The public discussion is open until December 6, 2021 until 3 p.m. and all interested parties can give their comment on the following link.
For additional information please contact:
Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)
- Roberta Frangeša-Mihanovića 9 Street
- 10110 Zagreb, Croatia
- Tel. + 385 (0) 1 700 70 07
- Fax + 385 (0)1 700 70 70
Media inquiries can be submitted online using HAKOM’s official website: www.hakom.hr
HAKOM - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary expertise in market regulation.