€3.95 bn for 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz from 4 operators.
French regulator Arcep has announced that all four of the country’s major operators have won licences to use its 2.6 GHz frequency band, which will be used in the deployment of LTE mobile networks
Etisalat has announced the launch of its 4G LTE service in the UAE.
More than 700base stations have been renovated and equipped to provide 4G services in the country for the LTE network. Etisalat is planning up to 1,000 fully operational base stations by the end of 2011.
UK Broadband will be kitting up Swindon council offices with LTE connections next year, using the 3.4GHz spectrum it acquired more than a decade ago.
Mobie Asia reports 5 big developments for LTE in the last week:
· Mobily launched TD-LTE in Saudi Arabia using 2.6 GHz
· STC and Zain, Mobily’s competitors, also launched in 2.6 GHz very shortly afterwards
· Bell Mobility in Canada laiunched LTE in 5 cities (2nd in Canada after Bell Mobilicity)
· AT&T in the US switched on LTE in five cities
· Telefonica and Vodafone in Spain launched pre-commercial LTE services (800 MHz and 2.6 GHz)