In Belgium, the 24.5-26.5 GHz band is used intensively for radio hyperlinks, the regulator mentioned
The Belgian Institute for Postal Companies and Telecommunications (BIPT) launched a public session aimed toward gauging the extent of curiosity within the 26 GHz band.
The regulator famous that in an preliminary market survey in April 2019 on the doable use of the 26 GHz radio frequency band in Belgium for future 5G functions, market gamers had confirmed no curiosity.
Now, probably events can have time till October 3 to submit their feedback on the method.
“In Belgium, the 24.5-26.5 GHz band is used intensively for radio hyperlinks. Furthermore, BIPT has allotted unique blocks for the microwave hyperlinks of [local operators] Telenet Group and Orange Belgium, within the 26 GHz band. The remainder of the 26 GHz band is out there,” the regulator mentioned.
The regulator mentioned that this session “ought to carry extra readability on the intentions of sure gamers available in the market relating to using this band.”
The regulator additionally famous that eleven nations within the European Union had already assigned the 26 GHz band for 5G providers.
Final 12 months, Belgium’s 5G spectrum public sale raised a complete of 1.2 billion euros ($1.29 billion) from 5 bidders.
BIPT acknowledged that native operators Citymesh Cellular, Community Analysis Belgium, Orange Belgium, Proximus and Telenet Group secured frequencies for a interval of 20 years.
The regulator auctioned frequencies for 5G providers within the 700 MHz and three.6 GHz bands, and 2G and 3G spectrum in 900 MHz, 1.8 GHz and a couple of.1 GHz bands.
Proximus dedicated to pay a complete of 491 million euros for the brand new spectrum. In a separate assertion, the telco mentioned it had obtained 20% extra spectrum than all taking part firms.
Orange dedicated to pay 322 million euros for the frequencies and claimed it had secured the utmost quantity of the out there 5G spectrum frequencies, whereas Telenet dedicated to pay a complete of 264.3 million euros.
New entrants Citymesh Cellular and Community Analysis Belgium additionally secured 5G frequencies within the course of.