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Arcep to work on next steps in LTE deal between French govt and operators

Tuesday 23 January 2018 | 10:38 CET | News
French regulator Arcep said that in early 2018 work will begin on designing a procedure that makes regional development targets for mobile coverage a priority in the award of 900/1800/2100 MHz frequency bands. As part of the deal reached with the country's four network operators, announced on 14 January, the government has agreed to forego an auction for these spectrum bands, coming up for renewal between 2021 and 2024. In return, the operators have committed to accelerate the deployment of LTE over the next three years across rural areas and on the road/railway network.

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