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5G will bring in 41.3 million euros to the State

Launched in mid-July, the auction for the allocation of ultra-fast communication frequencies aroused the appetites of operators. In the end, four companies had their rental offer selected by the Luxembourg regulatory institution. Nice jackpot.

Patrick JACQUEMOT

Patrick JACQUEMOT

Launched in mid-July, the auction for the allocation of ultra-fast communication frequencies aroused the appetites of operators. In the end, four companies had their rental offer selected by the Luxembourg regulatory institution. Nice jackpot.

Luxembourg had never in the past sold the operation of frequencies by auction. The exception made for the future deployment of 5G will perhaps be pushed, in the future, the State has recourse to this method of allocation. Indeed, the postulants did not hesitate to propose in total 41.33 million euros in compensation for user rights of these frequencies allowing the transfer of digital data much faster than 4G.

Launched in mid-July, the auctions revealed their verdict on Tuesday. With only one disappointed in operation, Eltrona. The cable operator who took over the activities of SFR-Coditel at the start of the year, emerges empty-handed from this competitive bidding process. And here are the frequencies now allocated for fifteen years, at the end of 38 rounds of confrontation financial.


While the government is inviting entrepreneurs and citizens to the second Luxembourg 5G Conference 2019, this Wednesday and Thursday, voices are raised to denounce a possible health impact linked to exposure to waves and call for a moratorium.


Depending on the schedule of charges imposed on operators, the deployment of their 5G networks can begin now. Knowing that the licenses granted this year aim at an obligation of coverage of the capital first by the end of 2020 and for the whole country in the next five years.


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