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France launches 700 MHz auction

Thursday 9 July 2015 | 10:35 CET | News
French finance minister Emmanuel Marcon and digital secretary Axelle Lemaire have signed an order setting the terms of the 700 MHz auction, with a reserve price of EUR 2.5 billion for all of the spectrum. The move effectively launches the process. There are six blocks starting at EUR 416 million each. Operators will have to offer very high speed mobile broadband in "the most rural areas", as well as along 29,000 km of railway lines. The so-called 'Golden Frequencies' are highly sought by France's four mobile carriers, Orange, Numericable-SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free, because they offer

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