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The Government closes the bidding on the radio spectrum with revenue of 2 billion euros for the Treasury

The second radio spectrum auction is concluded

Information Society and Digital Agenda | 11/9/2011

In the auction, which ended today, 7 of the 8 participating operators pledged a total of 185.4 million euros for the 4 countrywide frequency blocks and another 4 regional blocks.

In the first auction of frequencies, operators pledged over 1.647 billion euros, which was added to the contribution of 168 million euros by the operators winning the frequencies awarded by tender.

In the 2011-2013 period an estimated investment of €1.2 billion will be generated, leading to the creation of 40,000 jobs.

In total, the auction by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade will enable mobile broadband services to be provided in rural areas and the introduction of 4th generation mobile phone services (LTE).

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La subasta convocada por el Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio para completar la licitación de todo el espectro radioléctrcio mediante la concesión de 50 MHz en las bandas de 900 MHz y 2,6 GHz ha finalizado hoy, una vez que se ha cerrado una ronda en la que los participantes no han realizado nuevas pujas.

Tras una única jornada de subasta y 8 rondas celebradas, los operadores que han participado han comprometido un total de 185,4 millones de euros por 4 bloques de frecuencias de ámbito estatal y otros 4 de ámbito regional que han sido adjudicados a 7 operadores, quedando uno de ellos sin ningún bloque.