Arcep launches public consultation on use of open spectrum

28 Jul 2014

French telecoms watchdog, the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep), has opened a public consultation on the use of ‘free frequencies’ (not requiring prior authorisation) by short-range devices (SRDs), including Wi-Fi and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems.

The regulator has noted that the move was prompted by a report by Joelle Toledano, titled ‘Dynamic Spectrum Management to Bolster Innovation and Growth’, which was submitted to the French government on 1 July 2014. As such, Arcep has outlined new spectrum available for use by SRDs in the 2.6GHz-2.7GHz and 5.7GHz-5.8GHz frequency bands; the regulator seeks to assess the future requirements of these frequencies, with a particular focus on Wi-Fi, and machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) developments. All interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 15 October 2014.

France,Arcep,

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share