Citymesh granted 3.5GHz licence for Kortrijk and Zaventem

26 Jun 2020

Belgian telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has extended Citymesh’s user rights in the 3.5GHz band to the municipalities of Kortrijk and Zaventem. The BIPT had initially refused the company’s application in 2019, as it was preparing to award spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.5GHz band for 5G. However, the regulator has since decided to issue preliminary 5G licences using frequencies in the 3.6GHz-3.8GHz band. Citymesh, which is mainly active in the B2B sector, has user rights for 2×20MHz in the 3.5GHz band (3430MHz-3450MHz/3530MHz-3550MHz).