O2 UK starts 3G in 900MHz band

Friday 18 March 2011 | 11:27 CET | News
O2 UK has started UMTS services in the 900MHz band in London. Regulator Ofcom approved the move in January, and O2 claims to be the first operator in the UK to offer 3G in the band previously reserved for GSM. The new 3G900 network layer in London is expected to deliver a 50 percent increase in capacity to O2's existing 3G network. The 3G900 services are also deployed in key cities across the UK, including Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester, with other cities set to follow in the coming months. O2 said customers on 3G900 compatible devices are now receiving data 30 percent faster than before

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ALSO / Be / GSM / O2 / O2 UK / Ofcom
Countries: United Kingdom
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