GSA study: 1800MHz spectrum key to global success of LTE

Global mobiel Suppliers Association member companies, including operators, believe that the 1800MHz spectrum will prove to prime spectrum band for those companies deploying LTE services. A report commissioned by Deutsche Telekom, Elisa, StarHub, Telstra and others, found that this frequency band will emerge as the most popular worldwide for LTE given its practical, economic and business perspectives. Alan Hadden, President of the GSA, said in a statement: "This report provides the clearest signals to investors, policy-makers and all stakeholders about the expanding opportunities being driven by the global interest in LTE1800, backed by at least 23 firm deployment commitments. Operators should note that device availability is improving rapidly. However, device vendors need to accelerate the availability of their LTE products for all segments and include operation in 1800 MHz to avoid limiting the development of the market." Release