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.

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 up 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.