5G Spectrum Will Turn into an Easily Tradeable Commodity

by Emanuel Kolta | 2Q 2019 | IN-5507
Following the Italian 5G spectrum auction last October, which was somewhat of a shock, the whole telecommunications industry has been carefully following the activity around the German spectrum auctions. Italian Mobile Service Provider (MSPs) paid a total of €6.55 billion for 5G spectrum. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, has just completed its record long, 497 round 5G spectrum action and raised also €6.55 billon. Based on recent 5G spectrum auctions, the business potential in enterprise verticals, and skyrocketing consumer data traffic in the next decade, interest in 5G spectrum is higher than any other telecommunications generation before it.

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