International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) systems are mobile systems that provide access to a wide range of telecommunication services, including advanced mobile services. A key challenge for spectrum management is to respond to the growth in demand from mobile broadband. Operators require access to regionally or globally harmonized spectrum to provide the full range of International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) services and deliver the increasing data capacity needs of mobile devices used by their customers.
The radio spectrum is a scarce natural resource. CST has successfully held several Spectrum auctions to support International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) systems since 2017. CST has adopted auctions as the primary mechanism for assigning IMT spectrum. The auction formats and rules are designed to support competition, enhance the efficient spectrum use, and support and foster the latest digital services in the Kingdom. Furthermore, CST is responsible for developing the auction's terms and conditions, including quality of service obligations. These conditions are linked to the frequencies licensed through the auctions during the license term.
The table below shows a summary of these auctions and the offered bands: