EU Wants 3G Spectrum to be Reused for Quick 4G Coverage Boost

By Gary Cutlack on at

The EU is asking its member states to free up more of their airwaves for use with future 4G services, with some of bands currently used by 3G networks soon to be recycled and made available for next-gen LTE connections.

The EU wants local networks to free up more parts of the spectrum by June of 2014, reusing some parts of the existing 3G network in a similar fashion to the 2G refarming that allowed EE to launch its 4G service here in the UK by fiddling about with its older 2G bands. [EU via Gigaom]

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