Orange, SFR pay EUR 600 million for additional 3G spectrum

Wednesday 19 May 2010 | 09:10 CET | News
Orange France and SFR have won 4.8 MHz and 5 MHz blocks of 3G mobile frequencies, respectively, in an auction that generated EUR 600 million in revenues for the state and commitments to improve hosting conditions for MVNOs. Following the assignment of 5 MHz of spectrum with the fourth 3G licence to Free Mobile on 12 January, telecommunications regulator Arcep was left with a 5 MHz block and a 4.8 MHz block of spectrum still available in the 2.1 GHz frequency band. The application procedure for this remaining spectrum was issued on 25 February. Three bids were submitted on 11 May by Free

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