The Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has successfully awarded new mobile radio frequencies. All three current operators, Salt, Sunrise and Swisscom, could acquire a wide range of new frequencies in an auction.
The Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has instructed the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) to prepare the award of new mobile telephony frequencies. Barring unforeseen circumstances, ComCom will launch the public invitation to tender concerning these frequencies during the current year. The frequencies will be awarded within the framework of an auction. With this in mind, interested telecommunications operators are invited to take part in this consultation on the initial draft of the tender documents. The consultation will run until 23 February 2018.
The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) launched a public consultation regarding allocation of mobile radio frequencies which will become available from 2019. In this way, OFCOM gave all interested parties the opportunity to comment and gather their requirements and intentions. The consultation ran from 31 May to 31 July 2017.
The companies Orange, Sunrise and Swisscom have been allocated mobile telephony frequencies in the auction which took place in early 2012. The allocation concerned on the one hand frequencies which were already free or which would soon become free and on the other hand all those granted to operators in the past; the Communications Commission (ComCom) had launched the procedure to guarantee the future of mobile telephony provision of high quality and at the lowest possible prices.