Paris, 15 January 2010
For several months, ARCEP has been engaged in efforts to develop high-speed and ultra high-speed mobile networks in France, in accordance with the spectrum strategy announced by the Prime Minister on 12 January 2009.
With the procedure for awarding the fourth 3G licence now come to a close, and the procedure for allocating the remaining spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band to be launched in the very near future, ARCEP is looking ahead to the next stage, which will involve the allocation of spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands for the deployment of fourth-generation mobile networks.
To this end, today ARCEP published a summary on its website of the public consultation on the future award of spectrum licences in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz frequency bands, for the deployment of ultra high-speed mobile networks. This consultation, which elicited 35 responses, allowed the Authority to gather stakeholders' analysis and views on the issues and relevant terms for awarding licences for ultra high-speed mobile networks operating in these frequency bands.
ARCEP will soon be publishing preliminary scenarios for allocations in these bands, based on the results of the public consultation. It will also consult further with market players to streamline these scenarios.
These efforts will help the Authority set the terms of the allocation procedures for these frequencies, which it plans to carry out in the second half of 2010 - once the remaining spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band has been awarded.
The summary of the public consultation (pdf - 641 Ko) (pdf - 321 Ko - in French)
Players contributions (in French only):
File n°1 : ADF - ARF - Avicca, Alcatel-Lucent, Aliance TICS, AMF, Ardèche Drôme Numérique, ASIC, Association des maires ruraux de France, Avicca, Bolloré Telecom, Bouygues Telecom, Canal Plus, Conseil Général du Jura, Conseil Général de la Seine-et-Marne) (zip, 5.6 Mo (zip - 5.62 Mo))
File n° 2 : Conseil Régional Auvergne, Conseil Régional Réunion, Coriolis Télécom, DIACT, Ercom, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, Iliad, Informal Group, Intel, KPN (zip, 5.2 Mo (zip - 5.23 Mo))
File n° 3 : Manche Numérique, Niverlan, Omer Telecom, Orange, Qualcomm, SFR, Skype, TDF, Voice on the Net Europe, Wimax Forum (zip, 7,8 Mo (zip - 7.85 Mo))