France’s telecoms regulator Arcep has confirmed the results of spectrum auctions held in the French overseas territories of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint-Martin.
In French Guiana, four blocks of spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz bands were available. Free Mobile took a 50MHz block for - appropriately enough - EUR0, while Digicel acquired a 60MHz block for EUR10,082 (US$10,832). Orange paid EUR10,000 for another 60MHz block, while SFR procured a 70MHz block for EUR710,114.
Across Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin, Arcep will allocate 100MHz each to Dauphin Telecom, Digicel and Orange, while Free will be issued 80MHz in the band. Each will receive 50MHz (30MHz for Free) upfront, with the remainder allocated subject to conditions.