MPO: New 5G auction to be opened by the end of H1 2020

Published: 28.01.2020 Related countries:  India India

Auctionof the 5G technology in new wording should be opened by the end of H1 2020.




The 5G technology auction in new wording should be opened by the


end of H1 2020. The information was provided by the Ministry of


Industry and Trade (MPO). Foreign operators' interest in the 5G


auction, which has been under preparation since mid-2019, was nil,


Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (for ANO) said after


the government session on January 27, 2020; he added that under


the current conditions, only one smaller Czech bidder would


probably enter the auction. The government has also recommended


to the Czech Telecommunications Office (ČTÚ) a new assignment accentuating cheaper mobile data and setting of criteria leading effective, fast, accessible and secure development of 5G networks.


The government also dismissed ČTÚ chairman Jaromír Novák.


Regarding his successor, the government expressed support for


current ČTÚ board member Jana Továrková.


Zpracoval kolektiv pracovníků zahraniční kanceláře Czechtrade Bangalore.