BIPT (Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications) has closed the 4G auction.
The last 1st of June, BIPT launched an auction in the 2.6 GHz band and on 14th of October received 5 application to participate in the auction.
As a result, Belgacom SA, BUCD BVBA, KPN group Belgium SA and Mobistar SA, have acquired a 4G license in the 2.6 GHz band and be valid for a period of 15 years starting from 1 July 2012.
The complete press release and results can be read at the BIPT website.
Until last 14 October 2011, any interested parties had the chance to submit their applications to participate in the 4G auction.
On 1 June 2011, BIPT launched a call for candidates to participate in the auction of licenses in 2.6 GHz-band. A total of 5 applications have been submitted and now BIPT will analyzed them checking the admissibility in the following days.
The action will start on 28 November 2011 and the acquired user rights are valid for 15 years starting from 1 July 2012.
Press release issued by BIPT can be read at the following link.
Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT) issued last 11 of August the two following drafts:
- draft BIPT decision concerning the use of UMTS and LTE technologies in the bands 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2 GHz
First draft decision provides technical parameters to ensure the coexistence of GSM / EDGE, UMTS / HSPA, LTE and WiMax in the frequency bands 900MHz and 1800MHz. Second one establishes the spectrum allocation between different mobile operators (Belgacom, Mobistar, KPN GB and Telenet-Telco Bidco) in the frequency bands 900MHz and 1800MHz only until November 26, 2015. Spectrum allocation between November 27, 2015
and March 15, 2021 should be the subject of a later decision.
Comments to both draft decisions are accepted by BIPT until next 1st of October.
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