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Crisis could force restart of digital dividend allocation plans

March 2012 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms) . Legal Developments by Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale.

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By Ernesto Apa and Dario Morelli

In 2011 two procedures for spectrum allocation were launched in Italy. The first was a spectrum auction to allocate the external digital dividend (ie, frequencies in the 800, 1800, 2000 and 2600 megahertz (MHz) bands) to telecommunications operators for the purpose of developing commercial terrestrial radio systems and public electronic communications, including mobile broadband networks and third and fourth-generation telecommunications systems. 


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