Italy’s regulator approves L-Band use

28 May 2015

The Italian telecoms regulator Agcom has approved the use of L-Band frequencies between 1452MHz and 1492MHz for wireless broadband services. The spectrum is currently designated for digital radio broadcasts in Italy but is largely unused. The European Union is pushing for the L-Band to be harmonised for mobile broadband use. A sale of frequencies could raise up to EUR600 million (USD653 million) reports suggest.