BIPT announces five applicants for temporary 5G licences

24 Mar 2020

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has announced the five applicants being considered for temporary 5G licences available in the 3.6GHz-3.8GHz band. With 200MHz of frequencies available in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band, the BIPT proposes assigning 40MHz each to Telenet, Proximus, Orange Belgium, Flemish IT services provider Cegeka and B2B telecoms network operator Entropia, which would hold the management rights valid until a traditional spectrum auction can be organised for the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band. The BIPT will now hold a public consultation on its proposal until 21 April 2020 and then make a final decision on each licence award.