Luxembourg PM promises 5G spectrum allocation by mid-2020

12 Dec 2019

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, has promised that 5G-suitable spectrum will be allocated by mid-2020, in line with the European Commission’s timetable, reports Paperjam. Speaking at the opening of the Luxembourg 5G Conference, Mr Bettel also revealed that an extra 50MHz of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band would be added to the 280MHz originally announced during the public consultation. The Prime Minister said the Department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy is currently reviewing 29 projects submitted as part of the government’s 5G strategy, adding: ‘5G is not the technology of the future, it is ready for deployment.’