France Offers More Frequencies for Industrial 5G

France Offers More Frequencies for Industrial 5G

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France will open up more spectrum frequencies to vertical sectors as part of efforts to accelerate the deployment of industrial 5G use cases in the country. The government and regulator Arcep announced industrial players can apply to access frequencies in the 3.8GHz to 4.0GHz band until the end of 2022.

Businesses in sectors including manufacturing, logistics, energy, health, smart city, and more will each be able to make use of a 100MHz block in this band for three years to trial different use cases. Arcep stated businesses will have access to a mature and varied ecosystem of terminals and equipment because of the band’s proximity to the core 5G band.

Vertical sectors are already permitted to use frequencies in the 2.6GHz and 26GHz bands in France. Arcep also plans to simplify access to the 2.6GHz TDD band by creating a new portal for applicants. The offering comes after France unveiled a series of measures to boost industrial 5G.

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