Wednesday, 22 November 2017

EU sets 2014 deadline for 3G spectrum refarming

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 05 November 12

Commission wants member states to reuse 2-GHz band for LTE; says move will unlock 120 MHz of spectrum.

European Union member states have been given until 30 June 2014 to refarm the 2-GHz spectrum band for '4G' LTE services. The airwaves in question – specifically, 1920-1980 MHz/2110-2170 MHz - are currently used for 3G UMTS services. The European Commission, which imposed the deadline on Monday, said this enforced liberalisation will free up 120 MHz of additional spectrum…

European Union member states have been given until 30 June 2014 to refarm the 2-GHz spectrum band for '4G' LTE services. The airwaves in question – specifically, 1920-1980 MHz/2110-2170 MHz - are currently used for 3G UMTS services. The European Commission, which imposed the deadline on Monday, said this enforced liberalisation will free up 120 MHz of additional spectrum…

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