Global Spectrum Database: June 11 update

The latest edition of the Global Spectrum Database, the ultimate reference source for mobile and wireless broadband frequencies, shows operators keen to pick up extra spectrum for new and existing services.
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The Global Spectrum Database covers 90 major economies and is
updated four times a year. The new version contains over 80
modifications and new entries: further details about countries and
operators are below

The biggest news in this update is the interest in the 800 MHz or
digital dividend band, which is released when analogue terrestrial TV
is switched off.

Swedish operators acquired 60 MHz of spectrum but paid
proportionately less than the bidders in Hong Kong, who auctioned
similar bands at the same time.

The prices paid in Sweden were 63% of
those achieved in last year’s super auction in Germany: information
which is ready to hand in the Global Spectrum Database because it
contains data on auction prices, population and details of the bands

Highlights from this edition of the database include:

  • Sweden: new 800 MHz licences for established operators
  • Hong Kong: frequency release in 900 MHz and 850 MHz
  • Singapore: 1800 MHz licence for M1
  • Denmark:
    rebalancing of 1800 MHz, a key LTE band 

  • Forthcoming mobile auction in Argentina
  • New information about mobile licences in Albania, Moldova and


The Global Spectrum Database covers more than 1500 licences and
contains information on the spectrum holdings of over 800 operators.
Licence details include auction prices, annual fees, expiry dates,
technologies and technical specifications. The database also covers
national spectrum allocations, demographics and an overview of
regulatory regimes. It is sold in a user-friendly Excel format.

To view sample data from the Global Spectrum Database, see a screencast demonstration and to download the brochure please complete this form.

The Global Spectrum Database has been researched for GSMA members
over the past five years by the highly respected spectrum engineering
consultancy, Aegis Systems.


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