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4G Networks Up 36% In 2014 As Telcos Tap 1800Mhz Band

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The number of operators offering 4G mobile services rose by 36 per cent to 360 globally in 2014 and nearly half of these used spectrum in 1800 Mhz band to provide the super-fast services, says a report.

The report by Global Mobile Suppliers Association has said about 44 per cent of these operators used spectrum in 1800 Mhz band for rolling out 4G services.

Interestingly, In India, at present, the spectrum in 1800 Mhz band is primarily used for 2G mobile services. Also, the frequencies in the band are available at lower prices than the spectrum in 2300 Mhz which is largely used by Indian telcos to roll out the fourth-generation services.

The report said that as many as 360 operators have deployed 4G network across 124 countries by the end of 2014 as against 264 operators in 2013. Click here to read the full post.

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