Release of 26.03.2024

A1 Group acquires frequencies in the 26 GHz spectrum auction in Austria

A1 Telekom Austria, the Austrian subsidiary of A1 Group, has successfully participated in the frequency auction, securing frequencies in the 26 GHz spectrum as well as additional regional frequencies in the 3.5 GHz spectrum. With an investment of EUR 7.2 mn in total, A1 is enhancing its capacity to provide future-oriented 5G services and solidifying its position as a provider of outstanding network quality in Austria. A1 acquired 400 MHz in the 26 GHz band. These are frequencies particularly suited for industrial applications and can provide very high local transmission capacities.

"With the frequencies we have now acquired, we are well equipped for the future. They provide the foundation for new services and lay the foundation for future developments of new 5G services," says A1 Group CEO Alejandro Plater.

In addition to the spectrum already obtained in the major 3.5 GHz spectrum auction in 2019, A1 has purchased additional frequencies in four regions in the 3.5 GHz band. As a result, A1 Austria now holds frequencies ranging from 100 to 180 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band, depending on the region. The new licenses for the 26 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum are valid until December 31, 2046, and December 31, 2039, respectively.

About A1 Telekom Austria Group
A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with around 26 million customers, currently operating in seven countries under the brand A1: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia.

Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.75 billion Euros by year end 2021. Around 18,000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.


(1)Michael Höfler (en)
Dr. Michael Höfler
A1 Group Spokesperson
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