€1bn for 4G mobile licences

Fourteen frequency lots for 4G services have been allocated by the regulatory body ARCEP. The successful bidders were Orange, Free, SFR and Bouygues who will pay a total of €936m between them for the 20 year licences.
The recent allocation did not include the 800MHz “digital dividend” frequencies which are expected to be allocated on the 15th December. The lowest guide price for this round is said to be €1.8bn.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 26th September 2011