Arcep authorises Orange to trial ‘5G’ in France

1 Oct 2015

France’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, Arcep) has issued domestic cellco Orange France with authorisation to conduct trials of ‘5G technologies’ in the city of Belford until the end of 2016, as part of Europe’s 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) programme. The project will examine ‘the conditions of use for millimetre-wave frequency bands between 6GHz and 100GHz for 5G’, which represent a key component in achieving the performance objectives being set for 5G technologies. Arcep authorised Orange to perform trials in the following bands: 3600MHz-3800MHz, 10500MHz-10625MHz and 17300MHz-17425MHz.

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