BIPT sets out its stall for 700MHz auction plan

1 Nov 2018

The Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has given details of a step-by-step plan for the upcoming 700MHz auction. Bidding will start at a reserve price of EUR20 million (USD22.7 million) per block of 5MHz for 20-year permits. Some channels in the 700MHz frequency band are being used for terrestrial TV broadcasting but in time these will be released. Bilateral treaties have already been signed between Belgium and neighbouring countries to decide how the broadcasting spectrum will be divided in the 470MHz-694MHz frequency range. Further details on the BIPT’s plans for the 700MHz band can be found on the regulator’s website.