Hungary’s telecoms regulator Nemzeti Media- es Hirkozlesi Hatosag (NMHH) stated the Metropolitan Court dismissed mobile operator DIGI’s case, which opposed its exclusion from the country’s 5G auction earlier this year.
TeleGeography’s Commsupdate reported, the court found the regulator’s decision was based on a correct understanding of the law. DIGI is able to launch an appeal and had recently launched a petition garnering 80,000 signatures for its cause.
Digi was barred from bidding in Hungary’s 5G auction in March due to not meeting eligibility criteria, where all three main rivals bagged 15-year licenses for 700MHz/3500MHz bands.
An upcoming auction for the 900MHz and 1,800MHz bands will take place next year, however, Digi said preliminary proposals from NMHH had serval conditions obstructing it from being able to participate.