Nokia Bringing GSM to 450 MHz
Oct 11, 2005, 1:21 PM by (staff)
Nokia today announced they will create handsets using GSM on the 450 MHz band for emerging and rural markets. In Eastern Europe and other developing markets, carriers already use the 450 MHz band for analog and more recently CDMA networks. The 450 band can cover larger areas with a each tower, and thus is less expensive to implement in rural or economically challenged areas where callers are scarce. In Europe networks could combine 450 MHz coverage in outlying areas with traditional 900 / 1800 MHz coverage in urban settings if manufacturers choose to add that band to their phones. Carriers in developing nations may choose to use GSM 450 exclusively if that spectrum is available to them. The 450 Mhz is not licensed for cellular communication in the US.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
T-Mobile Trying to Block AT&T's 700 MHz Purchase
T-Mobile has filed a petition with the FCC in an attempt to prevent AT&T from purchasing select 700 MHz spectrum licenses. AT&T filed a request to transfer the licenses, which cover portions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, last month.
2500 = new band for Europe?
3200 = new band for US?
I know Europe and US opened up new bands in the higher frequency ranges, but I'm not sure exactly which o...
450 better than 1900?
so is the frequenzy better as it goes up or lower, like is 850 better the 1900?
Lower freqs: more range (fewer cell towers needed), better building penetration, slower data speeds(...