Among other requirements set forth by the Tender Rules there is the possibility for companies to participate through consortia of companies, whereas a participant cannot be member of several consortia at the same time, on condition that they assume, after the awarding and in any case before the release of the right of use, the form of a joint stock company which shall then comply with some additional requirements provided for by the Tender Rules.
The Tender Rules also provide for that the participants provide a technical report indicating the services that they intend to implement and the relevant technology to be used to this end.
Moreover, the Tender Rules provide for certain coverage obligations in the different spectrum: e.g. in the 700MHz FDD band, the awarded company shall ensure a coverage of at least 80% of the national population and 99.4% within 54 months from the availability of the spectrum, also in indoor environments.
Moreover, by participating to the tender, the companies accept the obligation to actually use the awarded frequencies in the 700 MHz SDL, 3600-3800 MHz and 26 GHz band within strict timelines: 24 months from the issuing of the right of use, or from the nominal availability of the frequencies, if later, in the 3600-3800 MHz, 36 months in the 700MHz SDL band, and within 48 months in the 26 Ghz band. Within these timelines, the relevant companies are required to install the broadband or ultra-wide radio network and use the assigned frequencies, in accordance with the right of use granted, in all Italian provinces.