ComReg has published the results of the Main Stage of the MBSA2 Award Process (Document 22/105), which has determined the winners and prices for the 470 MHz of spectrum made available across four valuable spectrum bands (700 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz Bands).
These spectrum bands are suitable for providing 5G and widespread mobile coverage, along with increasing the capacity of mobile and fixed networks.
There are four Winning Bidders: Eir, Imagine, Three and Vodafone, with winning bids and prices are set out in the Information Notice.
The results of this award should prove very good for competition and consumers. The award would significantly increase (by 46%) the spectrum available for fixed and mobile services, while facilitating operators in making long-term investment decisions essential for the widespread rollout of 5G services in Ireland.
In addition, the award could raise circa €448 million for the State, subject to the determination of legal proceedings.