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

Published: 29.01.2020 Related countries:  Japan Japan

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.