27 July 2009

EU frees new spectrum for new and faster mobile services

Europe took an important step towards a new generation of mobile services when the Council of Ministers followed the European Parliament in approving a proposal from the European Commission. The updated GSM Directive now allows the 900 MHz frequency band to be used to provide faster, pan-European services such as mobile internet while ensuring the continuation of GSM services. The renewed Directive will enter into force this October.