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1103, 2021

Auction agricultural land to make room for housing and energy generation

March 11, 2021|

If we are to believe the election programs of all major political parties, the Netherlands is on the eve of a historic transition in spatial planning. All major parties want not only to build more houses quickly (one million in the next 10 years), but also to generate more green energy through wind farms and solar meadows. Parties such as D66, PvdA and CU also want to create more forest. These plans can only be realized if agricultural land is freed up. However, the VVD and the CDA are against forced expropriation. The crucial question is: how can we ensure

1210, 2020

Nobel Prize in economics awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for auction theory

October 12, 2020|

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 to Paul R. Milgrom (Stanford University, USA) and Robert B. Wilson (Stanford University, USA) “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats”. Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson were recognized for theoretical discoveries that improved how auctions work. They have also used their insights to design new auction formats for goods and services that are difficult to sell in a traditional way, such as radio frequencies. Their discoveries have benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around

2307, 2020

Dutch government consults auction procedure for DAB+ frequencies (layer 7)

July 23, 2020|

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy consults the auction procedure for the allocation of licenses for the use of frequencies in the so-called layer 7 of band III for commercial digital radio broadcasting. The suggested auction format is the discrete clock auction with exit bids. Auctiometrix advised the Ministry on the design of the auction. The advisory report can be downloaded here. Responses to the consultation can be submitted here until September 17th, 2020.

2906, 2020

Dutch government kicks off 5G spectrum auction

June 29, 2020|

The Dutch 5G spectrum auction started today at 10am. The auction includes frequencies in the 700 MHz, 1400 MHz and 2100 MHz bands. The three MNO’s (KPN, T-Mobile Netherlands and VodafoneZiggo) will take part in the auction. It is not known whether other firms will compete. The participating market parties are allowed to win at most 40% of the total available frequencies. As a result, the Netherlands will also have at least three providers of fast mobile communication in the future. The auction consists of two stages: the principal stage and the assignment stage. The principal stage determines the total

806, 2020

Finland’s 26GHz auction concluded

June 8, 2020|

The auction of 26GHz spectrum arranged by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (TRAFICOM) was concluded on 8 June 2020, the same day as it started. The band 25.1-27.5GHz (a pioneer band for 5G networks) was auctioned in 3 blocks (800MHz each) with a spectrum cap of 800MHz. The auction format was a Simultaneous Multiple Round Auction with Switching (SMRA+S). The winning operators are Elisa Corporation (25.1GHz-25.9GHz), Telia Finland (25.9GHz-26.7GHz) and DNA (26.7GHz-27.5GHz). The auction generated EUR 21 million in revenue to the state. Auctiometrix (together with Specure GmbH) advised TRAFICOM on the implementation of the auction and provided the

110, 2018

Finnish 5G auction concluded

October 1, 2018|

The auction of 3.5 GHz spectrum arranged by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) was concluded on 1 October 2018. The band 3410 - 3800 MHz was auctioned in 3 blocks (130 MHz each) with a spectrum cap of 130 MHz. The auction format was a Simultaneous Multiple Round Auction with Switching (SMRA+S). The winning operators are Telia Finland Oyj, Elisa Oyj and DNA Oyj. The auction generated €77,605,000 in revenue to the state. Auctiometrix (together with Specure GmbH) advised FICORA on the implementation of the auction and provided the Electronic Auction System. More information on the auction process and

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