Arcep authorises Infosat to test TD-LTE in 2.6GHz band

19 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 awarded a temporary licence to domestic fixed wireless operator Infosat Telecom for time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) trials in the 2600MHz frequency band. The company will be authorised to conduct tests using 20MHz of spectrum in the 2570MHz-2620MHz band in the commune of Canteleu – located in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northwestern France – for six months from 1 April.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, last month Arcep offered interested parties the opportunity to stage tests using the 2570MHz-2620MHz (2.6GHz) and 3.5GHz bands, ahead of the spectrum’s planned distribution – which will occur within the next two years.

France, Arcep, Infosat Telecom