Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Nokia to produce 450 MHz GSM phones

Ericsson announced that they would offer GSM networks technology, which is using the 450 MHz radio spectrum. Meanwhile, Nokia announced that they are going to start offering GSM mobile phones that use that same spectrum.

The reason for such a move is that many developed countries are coming into a situation where the good old 450 MHz spectrums are being abandoned – almost free asset waiting to be used. On the other hand, many developing countries are still in midst of mobile investment and 450 MHz spectrum gives the biggest coverage for the buck (insert any local currency here).

Is it strange that these two neighbors are making such a move – on the very same day? YES it is. Notice that Nokia said nothing about networks and Ericsson limited its ambitions solely on networks. This news was first brought to me by Australian IT.


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