The bidding procedure for the allocation of frequencies has been launched
ZAGREB, 16 January 2023 – The bidding procedure has been launched for the licensing of RF spectrum for mobile communications networks in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3600 MHz frequency bands in the territory of the Republic of Croatia. During the public auction, the bidding procedure will be carried out in full through the electronic bidding system and bidding for individual frequency bands is divided into two procedures. The first competition, which started today, will cover the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands at the national level and the second will cover the 3600 MHz frequency band at regional level, once the first one is completed.
Simultaneous multi-round auction (SMRA) was selected for the format of both tenders – while the specific location of frequency blocks per tenderer will be determined in an additional bidding round through sealed tenders. Licences will be issued for a period of 15 years, renewable for another 5 years. It is expected that the allocation decision will be made by the end of March, which will also depend on the actual dynamics of the course of each tender.
Let us remind you that frequency bands for mobile communications purposes will be allocated at national level, except for the frequency blocks in the 3400-3480 MHz band, which will be allocated at regional (county) level in order to create business opportunities and smaller, regional operators, and to encourage a variety of services and enable the end-users to choose.
Frequency bands which are the subject to the bidding procedure for national coverage (starting price per 2x5 MHz block):
- 791-821/832-862 MHz (7 mil. €)
- 880-915/925-960 MHz (7 mil €)
- 1710-1785/1805-1880 MHz (2 mil €)
- 1920-1980/2110-2170 MHz (2 mil €)
- 2500-2570/2620-2690 MHz (700.000 €)
3400-3480 MHz frequency band in bidding procedure for regional coverage – area and starting price per 10 MHz block (differentiated by population criterion):
- Bjelovar-Bilogora County 9.500 €,
- Brod-Posavina County 9,500 €,
- Karlovac County 9,500 €,
- Koprivnica-Križevci County 9,500 €,
- Krapina-Zagorje County 9,500 €,
- Lika-Senj County €1,900,
- Međimurje County €9,500,
- Osijek-Baranja County 9,500 €,
- Požega-Slavonia County 3.800 €,
- Sisak-Moslavina County 9,500 €,
- Varaždin County €9,500,
- Virovitica-Podravina County 3.800 €,
- Vukovar-Srijem County 9,500 €
- City of Zagreb 38,000 €
- A1 Hrvatska d.o.o.
- Hrvatski Telekom d.d.
- Telemach Hrvatska d.o.o.
- Digicom d.o.o.
- Markoja d.o.o.
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.