Communiqué de presse

ART publishes the result of its public consultation on WLL and consults telecommunications actors on how to allocate new licences in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

Paris, 13 December 2004

Autorité de régulation des télécommunications (ART) publishes today the result of the contributions to its public consultation on wireless local loop (WLL) in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band and launches an informal consultation on ways to allocate resources in this frequency band.


  • Publication of the summary of the public consultation


Fifty-nine players contributed to the public consultation launched this summer on wireless local loop (WLL) in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band, confirming the market’s interest for WLL in this band.


ART has recently identified new frequencies in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band in Metropolitan France and in overseas départements and collectivités. These newly available frequencies provide more possibilities for the future attributions than there was in the public consultation of June 2004.


  • Informal consultation on how to allocate WLL frequencies


Based on these elements, ART has begun defining general orientations on the ways to attribute the available resources in this band as well as some possible scenarios for these attributions. ART invites all interested actors to present their comments on these scenarios to ART.


The contributions should be send before the 5th of January 2005, by email: or by postal mail to the following address:

Autorité de régulation des télécommunications
Service Opérateurs et Régulation des ressources rares
7, square Max Hymans
75015 Paris