Yep, I agree. I think this is more than likely just the regulatory agency in France "throwing a bone" to industry in order to say "hey, we did our due diligence - sorry but you can't have that bandwidth..... it would cause too many problems with the rest of the world." Of course, BS walks and Euros talk, and there is always room for corruption.....The keywords in that is "possible", and "unlikely". It's -possible-, true. It' just not very likely. If 'they' put in a little thought on the matter I think 'they' would throw out the idea with the trash.
The proposal was being pushed by a French company that manufactures drones. They wanted the frequencies for UAV operations.How do they propose to force any and every airline that passes over France that they have to fit either another radio with its associated antenna, controller and selector panel at goodness knows what cost in downtime as well as components?
"You wanna fly to Paris? Air France desk is over there - yes I know that they are much more expensive. We can get you to Heathrow or Gatwick - we have a special offer for you on the Eurostar ....."