Telecom NZ to wait for 700 MHz spectrum before launching LTE

Monday 22 August 2011 | 01:38 CET | News
Telecom New Zealand will wait until the government auctions off 700 MHz spectrum before launching any long-term LTE mobile broadband services, ZDNet Australia writes. Once New Zealand completes the switchover to digital television, the government will hold an auction for 112 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The auction is expected to be held in 2012. Unlike Telstra in Australia, which is utilising spectrum in the 1800 MHz band in the interim period, Telecom will wait for 700 MHz spectrum before introducing any LTE services, CEO Paul Reynolds told a results conference in Auckland.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Spark New Zealand
Countries: New Zealand
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