Belgium starts consultation on 800MHz band

Thursday 15 November 2012 | 13:37 CET | News
Belgian regulator BIPT opened a market consultation on allocation of the 800MHz band frequencies, which the EU has called to be open to mobile services from 2013. Based on reports from external advisers Athea and Nera, BIPT has proposed three licences of 2x10MHz each, valid for 15 years. The minimum price would be EUR 90 million per licence, and the operators would need to cover 98 percent of the population with services within six years. An average speed of 3Mbps would also be required for the services. The draft legislation and royal decree are open for comment until 14 December. The aim is

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Base / BIPT / Mobistar / Proximus / Tecteo / Telenet
Countries: Belgium
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