Outremer Telecom authorised to swap GSM-900 frequencies in French Guiana due to interference

9 Feb 2015

Outremer Telecom has been authorised to use frequencies in the 1014MHz-1023MHz band for 2G/GSM services on a temporary basis in French Guiana due to interference issues, MEGAZAP reports. In November 2014 Outremer Telecom reported severe interference on its mobile network operating in the 975MHz-984MHz band in the town of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. Following an investigation by France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR), it was determined that a 5MHz channel in the 881.4MHz frequency band issued by neighbouring Suriname was distorting the signal, thus significantly hampering the quality of mobile services in the area. The ANFR therefore decided to temporary substitute (on exceptional basis) Outremer’s previously assigned 975MHz-984MHz channels with frequencies in the 1014MHz-1023MHz band for a six-month period.

French Guiana, SFR Caraibe (French Guiana)