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Spain to increase mobile spectrum limits

Monday 14 December 2015 | 15:42 CET | News
Spain's communications regulator CNMC has approved a report that proposes increasing the current mobile spectrum holdings cap of 185 MHz per operator. The watchdog said the limit was set in 2011 and the recent mergers of Vodafone with Ono and Orange with Jazztel means that Vodafone and Orange now exceed the maximum, requiring them to hand back part of their spectrum to the industry ministry. Movistar (Telefonica) has 164.4 MHz, while Yoigo has just 64.6 MHz, and no spectrum whatsoever in the lower frequency bands, requiring it to reach a national roaming agreement with Movistar.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: CNMC / Jazztel / Masmovil / Movistar / Ono / Orange / Telefonica / Vodafone Spain / Yoigo
Countries: Spain
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