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French 700 MHz auction to start on 16 November

Wednesday 14 October 2015 | 08:50 CET | News
French telecom regulator Arcep announced on Twitter that the auction for 700 MHz spectrum will begin on 16 November. Until now the regulator had indicated that the auction would take place in November for the frequencies to be allocated by the end of the year. All four French MNOs, Orange, Free, Bouygues Telecom and Numericable-SFR will take part. The auction is expected to take a few days, writes Les Echos. The process will involve eight bidding rounds a day, with the price of each 5 MHz of spectrum rising by EUR 5 million with each round. The starting price is EUR 416 million per block. A

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