Order for LTE nominations signed
Eric Besson, the Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital economy has signed an order which officially launches the call for nominations for the Fourth Generation mobile service (4G also known as LTE)). The signing follows the recommendations of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) which were passed to the government on the 31st May.
The order covers the “Digital Dividend” frequencies otherwise known as the 800MHz band. These frequencies will be used for mobile and broadband services with bit rates of more than 100 Mbits/sec according the Ministry bulletin which went on to say that the system would bring more quality of service, with instant Internet browsing and an infinity of new services.
Source: Ministry website
Item added: 6th June 2011