GSMA calls for quicker refarming of broadcast spectrum in EU

Monday 1 September 2014 | 16:12 CET | News
The GSMA has called for the EU to move more quickly in releasing broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband services. In response to an EU report recommending the 700 MHz band spectrum be available for mobile services from 2020, the industry group said it would like to see EU states auction the frequencies between 2018 and 2020, or even earlier, in order to respond to the sustained growth in mobile data traffic. It's also concerned about the recommendation that a decision on releasing the 470-694 MHz frequencies for mobile services not be taken until 2025. According to the GSMA, this could put

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