Free Mobile authorised to test LTE-A in 1800 MHz band

Tuesday 25 November 2014 | 09:20 CET | News
French telecom regulator Arcep has authorised Free Mobile to test LTE-A in the 1800 MHz band in the town of Petit Quevilly (Seine-Maritime). The tests are intended to allow the operator to evaluate carrier aggregation using the 1800 MHz band and the 2600 MHz band it currently uses for LTE services. Arcep allowed Bouygues Telecom to use 1800 MHz for LTE in March 2013 on the condition that it returns some of its frequencies. Free Mobile's tests are the first step for long-lasting use of this band. The regulator writes that SFR and Orange can also ask at any time for their authorisations in the

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Companies: Arcep / Free Mobile
Countries: France
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