Sunday, 23 September 2018

Spectrum rebalancing and balancing the books

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 31 July 15

Orange, Numericable-SFR get green light to roll out 4G at 1800 MHz, but they will have to hand back spectrum next year.

France this week gave the go-ahead for Orange and Numericable-SFR to refarm their 1800-MHz spectrum for 4G as part of a process that will see it rebalance the allocation of frequencies in that band. The reshuffle of spectrum holdings will see the pair cede airwaves to smaller rival Free Mobile; Bougyues Telecom – whose licence was amended 18 months ago to remove the 2G-only restriction on 1800 MHz &ndash…

France this week gave the go-ahead for Orange and Numericable-SFR to refarm their 1800-MHz spectrum for 4G as part of a process that will see it rebalance the allocation of frequencies in that band. The reshuffle of spectrum holdings will see the pair cede airwaves to smaller rival Free Mobile; Bougyues Telecom – whose licence was amended 18 months ago to remove the 2G-only restriction on 1800 MHz &ndash…

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