Moldova's National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology ANRCETI, has initiated an auction for issuing 5 licenses for the use of radio frequencies in the bands 450 MHz, e900 MHz, and 2600 MHz.
The central public regulatory authority of the Government of Moldova that regulates telecommunications and informatics services said that it is planning to auction one concession in the 450MHz band, one concession in the e900MHz band, and three licenses in the 2600MHz.
The competition is open for international participation, said the regulatory authority. The selection procedure will be conducted per the specifications of the competition for the issuance of licenses for the use of radio frequencies, approved by the ANRCETI Council.
The application file for participation in the contest can be submitted at the ANRCETI headquarters, between May 12 and June 1, 2021.
Starting prices are from 6,600 euros - for license A in the 450 MHz radio frequency band - subband 454.6-457.1 MHz / 464.6-467.1 MHz (CDMA mobile services), over EUR 3.24 million - for license E: in the 2600 MHz radio frequency band - 2575-2615 MHz subband (1 x 40 MHz in TDD / SDL mode).
According to local media reports, the main competitors are the three operators on the Moldovan mobile telephony market: Orange Moldova, Moldcell, and Moldtelecom.