Arcep consults on allocation procedure for spectrum in 3.5GHz band

18 Jul 2017

French telecoms regulator Arcep has launched a public consultation on the planned allocation of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band for fixed wireless services in areas currently not scheduled to benefit from fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) investment. The regulator is looking to obtain feedback from stakeholders on the proposed allocation procedures for the 3410MHz-3460MHz band and a draft decision on limiting the use of the 3410MHz-3460MHz band in Metropolitan France for the supply of fixed access services. The consultation document specifies the obligations attached to the deployment of fixed LTE services, with operators required to deliver down/upload speeds of at least 30Mbps/5Mbps. All interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 7 September.

France, Arcep