Friday, April 01, 2005

Dutch WLL

KPN and T-Mobile have been awarded the 26GHz licenses in the Dutch market after an unnamed third bidder dropped out of the process. My barbaric machine translation suggests that T-Mobile walked away with 2/3 of the spectrum on offer. The licenses run to 2017. Given their aggression on the Wi-Fi front so far, it's hardly surprising that DT would emerge as the dominant force here, and I'm intrigued to see what takes shape around this spectrum. T-Mobile is already conducting Flarion trials in The Hague, and T-Mobile Ventures is a shareholder in Flarion, as well as in mesh specialist BelAir Networks.

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