31 October 2002
ART is launching a public consultation on the conditions of use and the allocation of radio frequencies in the 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz bands.
- Frequencies are available in these bands
In its application procedures for wireless local loop (WLL) licenses launched in November 1999, ART assigned frequencies in the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands to WLL operators in July 2000.
Since then, problems in the telecommunications sector have led some operators to cancel their plans for wireless local loops and others to merge (such as the two national operators FirstMark Communications France and Squadran).
Because of this, certain frequencies in the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands have been returned to ART.
ART also has frequency resources in the 28 GHz and 32 GHz bands.
- Purpose of the public consultation
In this consultation, ART seeks the opinions of concerned parties on all aspects of the use and allocation of frequencies in these bands.
This consultation aims to:
- determine the market demand for the available resources in the 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz bands
- define a technical organisation of these four bands which takes into account both the available resources and the sector’s needs
- prepare the process of allocating frequencies in these bands
- Practical information
ART must receive contributions by 29 November 2002 at 12:00 noon.