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Satellite stations in Burum throw shadow over 4G and 5G development

Monday 21 November 2016 | 16:17 CET | Author: Bart Garvelink | Background
The gigabit speeds promised in the next generation of 4G networks require more spectrum. The mobile industry is developing carrier aggregation in order to bundle more bands of spectrum and increase capacity. Tests using spectrum over 3.4 GHz have already achieved speeds of more than 1.2 Gbps. However this version of 4G cannot be used in the Netherlands, due to the intelligence services AIBD and MIVD monitoring satellite communications in the band. To protect these activities, the Dutch government has blocked use of the 3,400-3,800 MHz range. This complicates the further evolution of mobile

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / Huawei / Inmarsat / Nokia / Qualcomm / Worldmax
Countries: Netherlands
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