Thursday, June 12, 2008

France Considers Licensing of 2.1GHz Spectrum

ARCEP, France's official telecom regulator,

will launch a public consultation over what to do with the remaining frequencies in the 2.1 GHz band. The assignment of these frequencies is an important issue, especially for a new entrant candidate, which will be able to gain access to low frequencies in the 900 MHz band if it is authorized in the 2.1 GHz band.

Three outcomes are possible:

  • A procedure which reserves all frequencies to a new entrant based on conditions similar to those of the third application procedure

  • A procedure in several lots, some of which being reserved first to new entrants and others being available to both new entrants and existing operators

  • A procedure in several lots available to all operators.

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