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A (STO:MIC-SDB) announced on Friday that TelefAaAaAeA nica Celular del Paraguay SA (Tigo), its wholly-owned subsidia in Paraguay, has acquired three of the seven available blocks of 2x5MHz spectrum in the 700MHz band at a total cost of USD36.
The conditions for the forthcoming tender of spectrum in the 700MHz and 1700MHz/2100MHz (AWS) bands has been approved by the Uruguayan industry, energy and mining ministry.
The 700MHz, previously almost fully controlled by SMC, is an LTE frequency valued for its ability to efficiently cover wide areas and penetrate walls with high-speed mobile internet.
Three or four solid networks around the 700Mhz would have taken care of a lot of rural broadband networks.
It expects the potential joint venture will benefit from Telstra's technology leadership and financial muscle, and SMC's 700MHz spectrum-frequency.
The service is based on Spark's 4G mobile network and uses the 700MHz spectrum it acquired when analogue TV broadcasting was shut down.
ClickPress, Wed Feb 04 2015] The announcement that 700MHz frequencies will be awarded to the three mobile operators Claro, Movistar and Entel in the first half of 2015 is an important step for the market.
and it is planning to work on the 700MHz for mobile broadband.
He noted that the UAE has already released the 800MHz band and it is planning to work on the 700MHz for mobile broadband.
Rogers Communications said that it is rolling out LTE-Advanced, the next evolution of wireless technology that combines its 700MHz and AWS spectrum, so customers can download and live-stream video even faster on mobiles and tablets.
The 700MHz frequency band had been used for analog broadcasting and has been left idle after national broadcasting was digitalized in 2012.
This is where the lower sub-1GHz band (such as 700MHz, 800MHz and/or 900MHz etc) comes into the picture.