The Spanish TV distributor Abertis Telecom along with Alcatel-Lucent conducted tests demonstrating the capabilities of LTE to support video services. The tests took place using a pilot network operating in the 800 MHz spectrum that should become available in Spain as part of the digital dividend.
While not confirming plans to deploy LTE-based TV services, Abertis Telecom said the 800 MHz band will be useful for future wireless broadband deployment in rural areas. The company claimed that an LTE base station operating at 800 MHz provided coverage up to 2.5 times more when compared to a cell site running in the 2.6 GHz spectrum band.
- see this Cine&Tele article (Spanish)
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