Consulting and execution of a complex multi-band CCA auction in 800, 900, 1800, 2000 and 2600MHz bands in Podgorica, Montenegro

Team Specure with its subcontractor Coleago Consulting delivered a complex multi-band frequency auctions of 4G mobile services in Podgorica, Montenegro. The auction was a Combinatorial Clock Auction (CCA).

The auction itself was divided into 2 separate auctions – a pre-auction and the main auction. The pre-auction consisted of:

  • two blocks of 2x5MHz in one category in the 800MHz band
  • six blocks of 2x5MHz in two categories in the 900MHz band
  • twelve blocks of 2x5MHz in two categories in the 1.8GHz band
  • six blocks of 1x5MHz and nine blocks of 2x5MHz in two categories in the 2GHz band
  • four blocks of 2x5MHz in one category in the 2.6GHz band

The main auction consisted of:

  • six blocks of 2x5MHz in two categories in the 800MHz band
  • five blocks of 2x5MHz in one category in the 900MHz band
  • eleven blocks of 2x5MHz in one category in the 1.8GHz band
  • four blocks of 1x5MHz and three blocks of 2x5MHz in three categories in the 2GHz band
  • ten blocks of 1x5MHz and fourteen blocks of 2x5MHz in two categories in the 2.6GHz band

Specure and the associate consultants provided a full-package consultancy services related to a successful preparation and delivery of the frequency auction, including:

  • Spectrum valuation
  • Advisory on the most appropriate auction format and auction setup
  • Auction rules and Information Memorandum
  • Software customisations, Several on-site and off-site workshops
  • Software testing
  • Support in responding to questions from the bidders
  • Training for EKIP and the two participating bidders
  • conducting the mock auction and the live auction – on-site support, administration of the auction software and ad-hoc advisory
  • Post-mortem auction report

Services delivered:

  • Auction rules and Information Memorandum
  • Software customisations, Several on-site and off-site workshops
  • Software testing
  • Support in responding to questions from the bidders
  • Training for EKIP and the two participating bidders
  • Mock auction and the live auction
  • On-site support
  • Administration of the auction software
  • Ad-hoc advisory
  • Post-mortem auction report

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