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Deutsche Telekom refarms 3G and LTE spectrum to speed up 5G deployment

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | 10:52 CET | News
Deutsche Telekom said it is upgrading existing UMTS and LTE equipment for 5G through refarming, enabling it to accelerate 5G expansion. Through refarming, Deutsche Telekom is upgrading use of the 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) frequency spectrum, used for 3G and LTE, for 5G. Telekom is recycling the frequencies as it will shut down its UMTS network from 30 June. The switch-off frees up the frequencies for more modern, faster mobile communications. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom
Countries: Germany
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