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5G: the positioning of Orange, SFR, Bouygues and Free

Arcep now describes in detail the procedure for assigning frequencies in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band for 5G. The auctions ended October 20 and will raise $ 2.786 billion for the state.

SFR is the first in the frequency band. The operator with the red logo receives 80 Hz between 3490 MHz and 3570 MHz. Bouygues Telecom follows with 70 MHz between 3,570 MHz and 3,640 MHz. Free Mobile comes next at 70 Hz between 3,640 MHz and 3,710 MHz. Orange is at the end of the 90 Hz band between 3,710 MHz and 3,800 MHz.

As a reminder, the winners pay:

the amount of the 50 MHz block received in return for the obligations signed (350 million euros) in 15 equal parts over a period of 15 years, the first from the allocation of the license to use frequencies and the 14 others the anniversary of the allocation.The amount resulting from the main auction and positioning phase in four equal parts is due over four years, the first from the allocation of the license to use frequencies and the other three from the anniversary date of the award

A variable annual portion is added to these amounts, equal to 1% of the revenue generated by operating these frequencies.

An observatory for 5G

Arcep adds that it created a 5G observatory. We will find:

The number of 5G locations put into operation by the operator and the type of frequency bands used (3.5 GHz bands, low bands, intermediate bands). Allocation of the region of the 5G locations put into operation by the operator by region of the provision of the number of 5G locations in industrial areas or in priority deployment zones (ZDP), the share of 4G locations in the operator’s network rose faster and Equipped with a theoretical capacity of 240 Mbit / s (4G +) 4G + websites

This observatory notifies elected officials and citizens of the arrival of 5G in their territory. The first 5G observatory will go online after the first commercial offerings have started. In addition, we will find unpublished data on each operator’s planned operations from 2021. There will be:

the locations of the sites that the operators want to be operational within three months, distinguishing the available technology from the locations of the sites for which an application for building permits has been made.