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Arcep sees legal risk of Free spectrum guarantee - report

Monday 18 May 2015 | 09:00 CET | News
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French telecom regulator Arcep has completed an analysis of operator Free's request to have guaranteed spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency auction later this year, and found that it would be too risky, legally, to ringfence frequencies for one of the country's four MNOs, writes Les Echos. Arcep president Sebastien Soriano recently said on BFM Business that the 700 MHz auction must be 'legally solid' or the regulator will be challenged in the courts after the fact, putting the entire process is at risk. Although Free has a lot less spectrum than its older competitors, Arcep considers that Free

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Arcep / Bouygues Telecom / Free / Orange France / SFR
Countries: France
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