Citymesh assigned remaining 4G frequencies in 2.6GHz band

2 Oct 2020

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has awarded the remaining 4G frequencies in the 2.6GHz band to Citymesh, which was the only applicant to submit a bid. The operator paid the minimum price of EUR15.01 million (USD17.62 million) for a 15-year nationwide licence comprising 2×15MHz of spectrum (2520MHz-2535MHz/2640MHz-2655MHz). Citymesh, which already possesses management rights in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band, is mainly active in the B2B sector, some industrial areas in Flanders and windfarms in the North Sea. A spectrum cap of 2×20MHz in the band meant Orange Belgium, Proximus and Telenet were excluded from the auction.