Czech Republic to auction 5G frequencies in NovemberChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 6, 2019
Czech mobile operators have until 2024 to launch their 5G networks, pending completion of the government’s auction of 5G-suitable frequencies planned for later this year.
Europe Prime Minister Andrej Babiš
“I expect the switch to a new generation of advanced wireless technology to be even more revolutionary than the onset of mobile phones, stimulating economic growth, innovation and overall prosperity in the country,” he added.
The Czech Telecommunication Office plans to kick-off the auction of 5G-suitable frequencies in early November 2019, seeking to attract bids from a new fourth mobile network operator to tackle the long-standing problem of high mobile rates in the country. ■