Israel’s Pelephone – the mobile unit of Bezeq – has been awarded 800MHz of spectrum in the 26GHz band by the committee in charge of the tender process.
Pelephone paid ILS4.16 million (US$1.1 million) to secure the holding, and must ensure that it hands over this amount within 60 days. The licence for the airwaves is valid for 10 years.
Bezeq noted that the allocation will allow Pelephone to “expand the range of advanced uses on the 5G cellular network, with emphasis on private networks, and advanced services that require a particularly high broadband speed, such as hospitals.”
The statement added that “the cost of integrating this frequency range into 5G technology will be ongoing, and is not expected to be substantial.”