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France leads the way on EU spectrum reform

Tuesday 16 January 2018 | 16:45 CET | Author: Corina Schultz | Market Commentary
The agreement in France to improve rural 4G services shows a new way forward in the mobile industry in managing the cost of network investments and spectrum. In exchange for investing some EUR 3 billion in improving network coverage over the next three years, the French mobile operators will not have to face an auction to renew their 2G and 3G spectrum licences. Spectrum auctions are one of the biggest uncertainties for mobile operators in terms of investment cost, and the French deal shows how this uncertainty can be eliminated while also accelerating improved services to end-users.

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