While the 5G frequencies were due to be auctioned in March last year due to a health crisis, they will be auctioned on September 29, 2020. The 3.5 GHz frequencies will therefore be sold to the four main operators operating in France for a period of 15 years. Everyone has to be successful to get the best frequency band.
An important step for the operator
The stakes are high today and as stated 01netfor the main operators operating in France. Those who receive the most spectrum can offer their subscribers the best quality of service and significant 5G network speed. It will also ensure attracting new subscribers who will be attracted by the quality of service.
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Bouygues Telecom, Orange, SFR and Free Mobile can thus complete their starting base of 50 MHz. In fact, everyone received this block earlier this year for the modest sum of 350 million euros. You are now free to capture more frequencies within the limit of 100 MHz each. Therefore, 11 10 MHz blocks will now be auctioned. It will still be necessary to be willing to spend a lot of money to take a block for 5G as the starting price is set at 2.17 billion euros.
5G, a turning point for France?
These words come from President Emmanuel Macron, who stated that “France will turn around from 5G because it is the turning point of innovation”. However, these remarks face the doubts of some. This has not contributed to the ANSE having difficulty assessing the potential risks associated with 5G.
Still, this auction is yet another step towards introducing 5G to the general public. This is all the more true as tests were carried out on French territory earlier this year and 5G packages are still planned for this year.