Sweden cancels radio spectrum auction over security fears

Theiet.org reports that Sweden has cancelled an auction for radio spectrum frequency over fears that it may need to be used for emergency communications in the wake of heightened tensions in the Baltic region.

The country is reviewing its communication systems for emergency and security services because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said.

The government cancelled the auction for telecom operators at the end of October at the last minute, saying the frequency band might have to be used for public safety services.

The 700MHz band was previously used for television broadcasts but had been cleared for use by telecoms firms in order to provide better cellphone and mobile broadband connectivity in the Swedish countryside.

Read more at https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2016/11/sweden-cancels-radio-spectrum-auction-over-security-fears/

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