China Mobile considers refarming 900MHz/1800MHz for 4G

21 Nov 2014

China Mobile is considering refarming spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands to maintain service quality as its 4G subscriber base expands, Chinese-language news portal Sina Tech writes. The cellco is expecting to have a 4G customer base of more than 150 million by the end of next year, and 300 million by end-2016, with Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE)-enabled base stations increasing to 700,000 and one million by those dates. China Mobile currently uses the two bands for 2G services, but sees greater potential for them to be used for 4G or 3G networks.

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