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Government raises 438 million in the 5g auction

The state will receive 1.41 billion in the 20 years of the concession of the new frequencies for the mobile telephony

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Government raises 438 million in the 5g auction

The government has managed to raise 437,650,000 euros in auction of frequency band 3.6-3.8 gigahertz (GHZ), which will develop initial phase of new generation of mobile telephony 5g, quadrupling total output amount of 100 million of euros for whole of 200 megahertz (MHZ) that have been tendered

The auction ended today after six days of bidding. The collection for state will be higher because amount of contest must be added to interest of postponement of payment in 20 years, time of license, with final amount is 542 million euros.

In addition, in 20 years of concession, state will raise anor 868.5 million of euros for reserve rate of radio spectrum, so that contributions to public treasury derived from this tender will amount to a total amount of 1,410,700,000 of Euros, as reported by Secretary of State for information society and Digital Agenda (SESIAD), dependent on Ministry of Economy and Business.

Vodafone pays 198 million; Orange, 132 million and Movistar, 107 million

The 200 MHz have been divided into three of four participants in auction. In particular, Vodafone has been most spectrum has acquired, to buy 90 MHz of 200 MHz auctioned for 198.1 million euros, while Orange has been left with 60 MHz by 132 million and Telefónica with 50 MHz for 107,460,000. MásMóvil has stayed out.

by operators

The four operators who participated in auction had to respect maximum frequency limit that same operator can have in band 3.4-3.8 GHz, which had been fixed in 120MHz. Once auction is over, among new acquisitions and ones y already had, Orange will have 100 MHz; Vodafone and Telefónica, 90 MHz, each, and MásMóvil, 80 MHz.

The concessions, all at national level, will have a duration of 20 years and payment may be made through an initial delivery equivalent to twentieth part of final price and remainder on an annual basis distributed throughout period of duration of concession to TR Avés of constant annuities.

The final results obtained reflect that largest current bid (MPV) for each block has been fixed between 9,610,000 euros offered by Orange in four blocks and 12.7 million euros offered by Vodafone in two. Thus, average has been fixed at 10.9 million euros per block, compared to output price of 2.5 million euros.

This auction is part of national Plan 5g 2018-2020, which contemplated bidding of 200 MHz still available in band 3.7 GHz "as a priority", since band 3.4-3.8 GHz (3400-3800 MHz) has been identified as "main for Introduction of 5g-based services in Europe ".

The plan also contemplates rearrangement of already occupied part of 3.6 GHz band (3,400 MHz-3,600 MHz) to establish larger and contiguous blocks in line with what is recommended for development of 5g technology.

Telefónica and seat advance in 5g car project of Telefónica and seat of connected car.

Telefónica and Seat have presented this week in Segovia first case of use of assisted driving after equipping both a vehicle and road infrastructure with a technology "that allows m to exchange information" thanks to 5g technology, something that has Supposedly " first step" towards vehicular communications V2X on mobile networks in a real urban environment.

The pilot shows how road infrastructure "talks" to vehicles through existing mobile network by issuing notices to car in event of any danger or unexpected.

In particular, two cases of use of assisted driving that have been shown in Segovia have been a warning to vehicle by traffic light that a pedestrian crosses crossing of zebra in blind curve to right and notice to vehicle by traffic light that will change to Red in imminent form.

Both use cases are based on standardized C-V2X protocol, used for first time in Spain with this demonstrator, "to allow vehicular communications using existing mobile infrastructure".

The innovation Manager of Telefónica España, Mercedes Fernandez, has pointed out that advantage of using C-V2X technology on mobile network is that "it provides vehicles with additional information about road environment, which allows to take advantage of infrastructure of Existing network without having to make specific deployments. "

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