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EU Council approves release of 700 MHz band by 2020

Thursday 26 May 2016 | 10:19 CET | News
The European Union Council has approved a plan for opening up the 700 MHz band to mobile services. Under the proposal from the European Commission, EU states would require to release the 694-790 MHz spectrum freed up from the switch to digital broadcasting by 30 June 2020 for mobile broadband. A grace period of another two years is allowed under certain conditions, such as a need to resolve interference or coordinate cross-border issues. EU states will need to adopt a roadmap for auctioning the spectrum by 30 June 2018. The sub-700 MHz band would be available for broadcasting and wireless

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Companies: European Commission
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