New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum – Telco/ISP

New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum

A rigger incorporating Nokia 5G aerials to a Vodafone 4G mast in Auckland. Juha Saarinen

With economists predicting New Zealand will enter its deepest recession considering the fact that the Great Depression of the 1930s because of to COVID-19, the govt has taken the surprise shift to instantly allocate radio spectrum to telcos at a small, fixed cost, in the hope that it will produce expense from them.

Because of the the direct allocation, the govt has cancelled the auction for three.5 gigahertz radio spectrum that was earlier postponed in March this calendar year because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As an alternative of the auction, telcos are currently being presented the spectrum at a small fixed cost of NZ$250,000 for every ten MHz of bandwidth.

Incumbent Spark (previously Telecom New Zealand) was allotted 60 megahertz in of C Band three.5 GHz spectrum, which its chief govt Julie Hodson will

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