Europe allows mobile WiMAX at 3.5 GHz

The European Commission has adopted a decision that will harmonize the 3400 MHz to 3800 MHz bands in Europe. The move is expected to have a positive impact on WiMAX network operators in Europe, most of which use 3.5 GHz spectrum, as the decision allows spectrum in that range to be used for fixed, portable or mobile communications networks by January 2012. Nearly all of the licenses in the 3.5 GHz band restrict usage to fixed or portable services.

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