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Portugal suspends 5G spectrum auction

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Public consultation phase suspended indefinitely in wake of coronavirus

Portugal’s National Communications Authority, ANACOM, has suspended its 5G spectrum auction under pressure from the country’s major operators, says Total Telecom. The auction was scheduled to take place between April and June this year, but is now delayed due to ‘force majeure’, due to the ‘unpredictability of the situation and the inability to assess how it will evolve’, quotes the website, going on to say that ‘for many, 2020 was supposed to be the so-called “Year of 5G”, but as the healthcare crisis rages on this is looking less and less likely’.

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Portugal’s National Communications Authority, ANACOM, has suspended its 5G spectrum auction under pressure from the country’s major operators

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