CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - ALLOCATION OF REMAINING BLOCKS AVAILABLE

Telecommunications - MVNO: The French regulator is about to allocate the remaining blocks available in the 2.1 GHz frequency band in a way that will facilitate the hosting of mobile virtual network operators (2.1 GHz MVNO)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On December 18, 2009, the Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) awarded the fourth third-generation mobile telephony license to Free Mobile, a subsidiary of the Illiad Group. However, this authorization only concerns 5 MHz duplex out of the 14.8 MHz duplex that remained available in the 2.1 GHz band, which is used to operate a third-generation mobile network, whereas the three leading mobile operators (Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom) each have an authorization to use [1] 14.8 MHz. It therefore had to allocate the remaining available frequencies. In an order dated February 23, 2010, the Minister validated

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Joelle Adda, Telecommunications - MVNO: The French regulator is about to allocate the remaining blocks available in the 2.1 GHz frequency band in a way that will facilitate the hosting of mobile virtual network operators (2.1 GHz MVNO), 11 February 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31392, pp. 144-146

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