Belgium’s government has amended two Royal Decrees to allow the country’s telecoms regulator, the Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT), to redistribute 75MHz of 2G and 3G spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. The bulk of the spectrum is currently in the hands of the Tecteo Telenet Bidco consortium, which includes cable operators Telenet and VOO. Bidco was awarded the frequencies in May 2011 but has failed to put them to use, and the regulator is now expecting to reclaim the spectrum and redistribute it next year. It is likely that it will either allocate them among the three existing players, or hold an auction if there is interest from a potential new entrant, Telecompaper reports.
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