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EU confirms timetable to release 700 MHz band by 2020

Wednesday 26 April 2017 | 11:32 CET | News
The EU Council has approved plans to release the 700 MHz band for mobile services by 2020. After parliament approved the proposal in March, the measure is now expected to take effect by the end of May. As a result of this decision, mobile operators will obtain exclusive access to the 700 MHz band (694-790 MHz) by 30 June 2020. This timeframe coincides with the expected deployment of 5G networks in Europe. Member states may, however, delay this reallocation by up to two years, but only in duly justified cases set out in the decision.

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