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European Commission adds additional radio spectrum for 4G technology

Newsbrief by Andrew Kameka on Monday November 05, 2012.

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The European Commission today voted to add an additional 120MHz to the radio spectrum around the 2GHz band. The bands currently used for UMTS will be reallocated for 4G technologies, which will enable "harmonised technical conditions to allow coexistence between different technologies." In other words, the move will make it easier for companies to purchase complementary spectrum and enable more efficient LTE networks. The commission notes that this decision will pave the way for member states of the European Union to have up to twice the amount of 4G spectrum that is currently available in the United States. All EU member states must open the 120 MHz spectrum no later than June 30, 2014.

source: European Commission, via: The Next Web

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