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Belgian MNOs, regulator BIPT face off over 3.5 GHz band

Wednesday 5 April 2017 | 16:40 CET | Author: Bart Garvelink | Background
The BIPT has extended the 3.5 GHz spectrum licence of Broadband Belgium for five years, until April 2024. The regulator's decision attempts to balance the operator's interests with the sector interest in 5G. The 3.4-3.8 GHz range is considered prime spectrum for developing 5G, and the three big mobile operators are not pleased with the BIPT's decision. They would rather see an auction of the frequencies soon, and not a newcomer holding the spectrum.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: BIPT / GSM Association / Orange / Proximus / RTBF
Countries: Belgium
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