Arcep likely to distribute 2.6GHz, 3.5GHz spectrum by end-2017

1 Apr 2016

French telecoms regulator the Authority of Regulation for Electronic Communications and Posts (Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, Arcep) has offered interested parties the opportunity to stage tests using the 2570MHz-2620MHz (2.6GHz) and 3400MHz-3600MHz (3.5GHz) bands, ahead of the spectrum’s planned distribution – which will occur within the next two years. Arcep says the frequencies are suitable for wireless in the local loop (WiLL, 3.5GHz) and time division LTE (TD-LTE, 2.6GHz) usage, but can also be used to support the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) sector.

The watchdog notes that two companies – corporate broadband provider Xilan, and hardware firm Splitted-Desktop Systems – have been granted permission to trial the 2.6GHz band so far this month. Both firms have been given five months to test the spectrum.

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