Finland Chooses 1800MHz for LTE
Finland has chosen to auction off spectrum in the 1800MHz band for future Long Term Evolution networks. Other European countries are looking at 2600MHz spectrum for their own LTE deployments. Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications believes that using 1800MHz will be a better option, as it offers better penetration, wider coverage and lower cost to deploy compared to the 2600MHz spectrum. In the U.S., network operators such as AT&T and Verizon will use 700MHz to deploy LTE networks.
When will there be an official standard so that it's literally any device on any network?
And please don't say it can't be done, it is already done in non-mobile pho...
A huge majority of the carriers globally (US included) choose LTE, yet they can't agree on a band.
Simply put, no universal block of spectrum is available (or able to be cleared) across all countries.
Think about it: GSM is on 4 bands already, UMTS/HSPA is on 5 bands (850/900/1700/1900/2100).
So to have a truly global phone y...
On the technology side, we are finally moving to one global standard, and that's LTE. It's actually very exciting.
As far as frequency bands, radio spe...
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