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European UMTS900 decision welcomed by 3GPP Market Partners
3GPP Market Representation Partners have played their part in encouraging the European Paliament to amend the GSM Directive (87/372/EEC) to allow the use of the 900 MHz band for 3G networks.

In Europe the band has been reserved for GSM, but many operators have supported a change to the Directive to allow them to deliver new services.

Alan Hadden, President, GSA said in their press release of today:

“This groundbreaking spectrum agreement in Brussels enables more Europeans to benefit from mobile broadband services. It is a clear signal to all regulators to prepare the path in their respective markets for a new wave of HSPA deployments in the 900 MHz band.”


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5G Network Infrastructure Summit

ETSI is organising its third summit on 5G, but this time the presentations will focus on the network's infrastructure and the technical solutions for the performance, reliability, energy efficiency and security that will be in the standards for the 5G system.

Georg Mayer, the TSG CT Chairman, is representing our technical leadership on the programme committee and he will also speak at the Summit, about the early prioritisation process for work on the next generation core network from 3GPP...more

Initial Cellular V2X standard completed

Read about recent 3GPP enhancements for V2X - for direct communication (between vehicles, vehicle to pedestrian and vehicle to infrastructure) and for cellular communications with networks...more

3GPP drives GSM-R to a new track

At the recent 3GPP SA plenary, a study item was approved - to investigate the requirements for a new railway communication system, as a successor to the GSM-R service...more

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