VodafoneZiggo has acquired 100MHz of 3.5GHz spectrum in the most recent frequency auction for a total cost of €57.5 million. This will further strengthen our existing mobile network position and support future innovation opportunities. The new spectrum license runs until 2040.

Four years in 5G
The mobile network in the Netherlands is among the best in the world. To maintain this leading position it is important to further develop our networks and digital infrastructure. VodafoneZiggo was the first to introduce a nationwide 5G network in the Netherlands four years ago. Obtaining spectrum in the 3.5GHz band will enable the benefits of low-latency, high speed 5G to be fully realised, supporting both the current and future needs of our customers.

VodafoneZiggo is, through its mobile brand Vodafone, part of the largest 5G network in Europe and IoT market leader with more than 175 million IoT connections. In addition to this VodafoneZiggo offers access to 5G in more countries (66) than any other operator. In the Netherlands, VodafoneZiggo has an excellent mobile network that continues to grow with its customers. The telecom company develops, grows and invests in its network based on the usage and experience of its customers allowing them to optimally use their devices anywhere and anytime.

Driver for innovation
5G offers opportunities for innovation and new business models, especially for companies. VodafoneZiggo is therefore focusing on innovation projects around 5G and has established a network of innovation partners that can drive social progress through our technology. This network includes 35 active ecosystem partners, with more than 10 successful projects completed and two innovation awards won.

Thomas Helbo, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at VodafoneZiggo: "We are pleased with the result of the auction. Securing additional spectrum will not only further strengthen our mobile services and 5G-activities, but also ensure that we can continue to innovate, drive digital transformation and support sustainable development.