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Arcep 'slighty concerned' about timing of 700 MHz bill

Tuesday 12 May 2015 | 13:58 CET | News
France's new regulatory chairman, Sebastien Soriano, told BFM Business that the tender for 700 MHz spectrum for telecom applications will be launched in July but legislators have yet to pass a law to enable it to happen. The frequencies are currently used by DTT operators. The auction is expected to raise EUR 2 billion, according to the 2015 budget law. Soriano admitted there was a slight concern because the law has yet to be passed. "It is still a question mark," he said. Budget secretary Christian Eckert said a few days ago that the bill may not become law until next year. "We are not late.

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