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UMTS Forum backs quicker release of 700 MHz band

Tuesday 9 September 2014 | 14:48 CET | News
The UMTS Forum has welcomed a new report to the European Commission on future use of the UHF spectrum band (470-790 MHz). UMTS Forum Chairman Jean-Pierre Bienaime congratulated the report's author, Pascal Lamy, for highlighting the importance of the 700 MHz band (694-790 MHz) to meet projected growth in mobile broadband services. However, the UMTS Forum wants the band currently used for broadcasting to be released sooner for mobile services, no later than 2020. The UMTS Forum also questions the recommendation by the report to freeze allocation of the 470-694 MHz band until 2030 and to prevent

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: European Commission / UMTS Forum
Countries: Europe
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