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Finland Chooses 1800MHz for LTE

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Apr 24, 2009, 2:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 26, 2009, 11:03 AM

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.

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Apr 24, 2009, 3:07 PM


A huge majority of the carriers globally (US included) choose LTE, yet they can't agree on a band.

When will there be an official standard so that it's literally any device on any network?
I was thinking the same thing, but I also think its about time chip makers should be able to make either multi-freq radios, or an adaptive chip design for each locality.

And please don't say it can't be done, it is already done in non-mobile pho...
mycool said:
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.
I get the feeling that this isn't over, and we'll see more than 3 frequency bands for LTE by the time it's rolled out.

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...
The only thing that can be consolidated or unified is technology, not frequency bands.

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...

Apr 25, 2009, 12:37 PM

One of the hardest languages to learn and maker of Nokia!

They must know what they are doing. I sure don't.
Hungarian(Magyar), cousins of the Finns(Suomi) is just as hard to learn.
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