Italy publishes 700MHz band clearance timetable

Friday 10 August 2018 | 16:29 CET | News

Italy’s ministry of economic development (MISE) published a roadmap on the planned release of 700 MHz spectrum for mobile broadband use, following the consultation process undertaken in April. The EU set a deadline of 30 June 2020 for freeing up this frequency band, with the flexibility of an additional two years for member states requiring an extension. The timetable issued by the ministry sets a period from January 2020 to June 2022 to complete the clearance process, as agreed with the EU, and details the scheduled deadlines for the different geographical regions identified in the roadmap.

The 700 MHz band is part of the 5G spectrum auction due to commence later this year. The ministry recently announced that seven Italian operators will participate in the tender.

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