Tuesday, June 14, 2011

France to Open 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Spectrum for LTE

ARCEP, the telecom regulatory authority in France, will open digital dividend spectrum in the 800 MHz frequency band and spectrum in the 2.6 GHz band for 4G mobile services. ARCEP has now opened applications for spectrum awards in these two frequencies.

The deadline set for submitting applications to ARCEP are: 12 p.m. on 15th September 2011 for the 2.6 GHz band, and 12 p.m. on 15th December 2011 for the 800 MHz band. The Authority will be allocating 2.6 GHz-band spectrum in autumn 2011 and 800 MHz-band spectrum in early 2012.