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Nokia Bringing GSM to 450 MHz

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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.

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Ohh geez.. Shoota Oct 12, 2005, 9:33 AM
450 better than 1900? Tmobile85 Oct 11, 2005, 1:34 PM
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