Italy’s 5G auction will go ahead, concerns can be addressed: AGCOM


ROME (Reuters) – Italy will go ahead with a planned auction of frequencies for fifth-generation (5G) mobile service and issues raised by some sector players can be resolved, a commissioner at the national communications authority AGCOM said on Thursday.

Private broadcaster Mediaset and media group Cairo Communication have filed an appeal with a regional court against rules set for the auction, sources have said.

The frequencies are currently used by several TV groups including Mediaset, state broadcaster RAI and Cairoa��s La7 Channel, which would all have to free up the frequencies once they came up for auction.

a�?The auction will happen and I believe that the concerns raised by some operators can be addressed with some technical adjustments at order reminyl galantamine the ministry level,a�? AGCOM commissioner Antonio Nicita said at an event in Rome.

The sale of the frequencies is expected to raise at least 2.5 billion euros ($2.96 billion) for state coffers.

Reporting by Alberto Sisto, writing by Agnieszka Flak, editing by Valentina Za