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Frequencies 700 MHZ band : ARCEP authorizes by four decisions dated on December 8, 2015, the four French mobile operators to use frequencies in the 700 MHz band in order to operate a mobile radio network accessible to the public (Bouygues Telecom; Free Mobile; Orange; SFR)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. These decisions mark the culmination of the procedure for the allocation of frequencies, which will be gradually freed up by digital terrestrial television (DTT) and made available to mobile operators between April 2016 and July 2019 (cf. § 1.1 of the specifications appended to the commented decisions). The challenges of opening the 700 MHz band to mobile operators In 2011, the allocation of frequencies in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands (1st digital dividend) to mobile operators enabled the launch in France of very high-speed (4G) mobile deployments (ARCEP, decision no. 2011-1080 of September 22, 2011 and decision no. 2011-1510 of December 22,

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Mélodie Lenglart, Frequencies 700 MHZ band : ARCEP authorizes by four decisions dated on December 8, 2015, the four French mobile operators to use frequencies in the 700 MHz band in order to operate a mobile radio network accessible to the public (Bouygues Telecom; Free Mobile; Orange; SFR), 8 December 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79055, pp. 185-187

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