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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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Oct 12, 2005, 9:33 AM

Ohh geez..

great now were going to have customers ask for "Quint band" phones.... Wink
Don't worry, they'll be asking for Sept-band phones (450/850/900/1800/1900/2500/3200).

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...

Oct 11, 2005, 1:34 PM

450 better than 1900?

so is the frequenzy better as it goes up or lower, like is 850 better the 1900?
The lower the frequency, the farther it can go with less power and it also travels through things better then higher frequencies do.
450 gets more distance but much less quality in comparison to 1900mhz band
Tmobile85 said:
so is the frequenzy better as it goes up or lower, like is 850 better the 1900?

My understanding:

Lower freqs: more range (fewer cell towers needed), better building penetration, slower data speeds(...
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