Greater Spectrum for 4G to Speed up Mobile Broadband in Europe

The European Commission has added another 120 MHz to the radio spectrum portfolio for 4G technologies, such as LTE (Long Term Evolution), around the 2 GHz band which is currently only used for 3G networks. The decision makes it mandatory for Member States to liberalise the spectrum for 4G use by June 30 2014, and it lays down harmonised technical conditions to allow coexistence between different technologies. Mobile operators will have more opportunities to invest in improved mobile networks and consumers will benefit from faster data transfers and more broadband services. Furthermore this decision will make a substantial contribution to the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) broadband target of universal EU broadband coverage of at least 30 Mb/s by 2020. Read More about 4G in Europe