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EU reaches deal to release 700 MHz band by mid-2020

Thursday 15 December 2016 | 10:11 CET | News
The European Union has reached an agreement on opening up the 700 MHz band to mobile services by 2020, with an option for some countries to wait until 2022. In february the European Commission proposed a deadline of 30 June 2020 for releasing the spectrum. However, some member states wanted longer, in order to protect small broadcasters or other existing users of the frequencies. In a compromise now with the European Parliament and Commission, the EU Council agreed to the mid-2020 deadline, but with the possibility of up to a two-year delay under certain conditions. In the sub-700 MHz band

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