Citymesh granted increased 3.5GHz user rights for North Sea operations

6 Nov 2020

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has awarded Citymesh a new spectrum licence in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band for its offshore operations in the North Sea. The company which is mainly active in the B2B sector, some industrial areas in Flanders and North Sea windfarms, has been granted temporary users rights to a 100MHz block of frequencies (3410MHz-3510MHz) to meet increased demand. The new licence replaces its previous holdings (3430MHz-3450MHz/3530MHz-3550MHz) assigned in November 2019 and will be valid until the government organises a public auction for the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band.