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Netherlands holds virtual auction of 5G network bandwidth

There is hope the move by the Dutch government will raise at least $1bn, but the plan has been fiercely opposed by rights groups.

The Netherlands is carrying out a virtual auction of bandwidth for 5G networks – the first of its kind.

There is hope the move by the Dutch government will raise at least $1bn.

But the plan has been fiercely opposed by rights groups.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen explains.