EU Telecom Ministers Back Plans To Open Up The GSM Spectrum To 3G

Telecom ministers form the European Union are backing plans to open up the 900Mhz radio frequencies which were once used solely for GMS phones to allow new mobile services like 3G wireless data networks.

It has been said that with the new plans in place, 300 million across Asia, Europe and Africa will be able to access mobile broadband services by 2012. The only problem this plan will face is the 20 year old legislation which limits lower frequencies to older mobile communications.

If the European Parliament agrees to the plan, the new legislation will override the current laws keeping the 3G services off the 900Mhz spectrum.

Once the European Parliament give the thumbs up, expect 3G and 4G to get a big boost!


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