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Bouygues says France should postpone 5G auction to year-end because of COVID-19 – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

France should postpone its planned auction of 5G frequencies to late 2020 or early 2021 because of uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the head of one of France’s top conglomerates said on Saturday. In February, French telecoms regulator Arcep had said it was hoping to award the 5G licences by June, but after France went […]

New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

A rigger adding Nokia 5G aerials to a Vodafone 4G mast in Auckland. Juha Saarinen With economists predicting New Zealand will enter its deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to COVID-19, the government has taken the surprise move to directly allocate radio spectrum to telcos at a low, fixed cost, in […]