refarming

refarming

Reassigning government-regulated electromagnetic spectrum for services with higher value. The users of the existing spectrum are forced out, although they may be compensated in some manner. The frequency bands are assigned to communications services that yield greater economic or social benefit.
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3 Hong Kong has declared the completion of the refarming of spectrum in the 2100-MHz band for its 4.
Spectrum allocation is static in the traditional refarming solution, which results sometimes to in low utilization rate.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) wants to pursue a potentially controversial radio frequency refarming scheme, warning this could have an impact on the spectrum held by PLDT Inc.
We are coming up with the best practice refarming of frequencies.
To do this, experts argue that the government should start the refarming and reallocating mobile radio frequencies to allow a new player to thrive.
The 2100MHz refarming process is likely to be completed by 1Q18, and to be relatively straightforward compared with the 1800MHz spectrum reassignment for 4G in 2015 - having already taken place once before, in 2013, for the 3G network rollout.
LTE is more spectrally efficient than the 2G-based protocols, providing operators with a strong reason for gradually refarming spectrum used today for GSM and deploying LTE in its place.
With this project, Zain becomes the first Operator in Saudi Arabia to carry out the refarming of spectrum in the 900 MHz band from GSM to LTE, and using three component carrier aggregation to increase speeds on Zain's 4G network.
The provisions like spectrums strategy, refarming, market mechanisms for more efficient use of spectrum coupled with provisions on infrastructure sharing will facilitate governing this scarce resource in a more efficient and market-oriented manner which will ultimately benefit the users and spur further investments in the country.
In refarming 2G spectrum for 3G/ 4G, operators should bookmark some of it for enabling thousands of devices deployed on 2G networks.
The text brings together professional perspectives from throughout the mobile communications field to present solutions for maximizing data rates, managing multiband deployments, minimizing interference, optimizing spectrum refarming, and heterogeneous networks in an understandable fashion.
Expected high capex for network modernization and spectrum refarming