In order to create planning security for market participants, Austria’s Telecom Control Commission (TKK), together with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, has drawn up a Spectrum Release Plan for the period 2022 to 2026. The legally non-binding plan is intended to reflect the authorities’ current assessment of future spectrum awards. It envisages that frequencies in the 26GHz (totalling around 1.6GHz, some of which will be used for local connectivity such as campus networks and industrial use) and 3.4GHz-3.8GHz bands will be allocated in the first half of 2023, followed by 2.6GHz spectrum (as well as 2.3GHz and 6GHz spectrum, depending on availability) during 2025, while frequencies in the 42GHz, 60GHz and 26GHz bands are not expected to be awarded until after 2026.

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