Czech regulators leave 4G auction open

28 November 2012 | Kavit Majithia

The Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU) has said it will not announce results for the sale of 4G frequencies today as expected.

No reason was given for why the delay has occurred, or why the auction has been left open. It also did not set a new date for when the auction of 800MHz, 1800MHz or 2600MHz will end.

The deadline will be dependent on "further interest of the auction participants in the offered frequency" said a statement.

According to Reuters, interest from as early as September was generated from across Europe, with German operator T-Mobile, Telefónica’s Czech unit Telefónica CR and UK telco giant Vodafone all making bids.

It is expected the auction will raise billions of Czech Crowns for the government.

Topics: Czech, 4G, auction, CTU, Czech Telecommunication Office