Dutch government auctions frequency range for indoor mobile Internet




Dutch providers may go from 2017 to improve the coverage of mobile Internet by making use of frequencies in the 700MHz band. Many phones have support for 4G on that frequency, but is in the Netherlands include DVB at that frequency.

Netherlands will have little choice in the allocation of the 700MHz band to mobile internet; the European Commission is that likely to impose, writes Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to the House. The government stands behind it. “I share the view of the European Commission more space for mobile broadband is of great economic and social importance for the further
development of mobile Internet, “said the minister.

Currently the 800MHz-, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2600MHz 2100MHz- and tires available for all mobile networks. KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2 and UPC / Ziggo have licensed them. As in other countries, including the United States, the 700MHz band is already in use for 4g, support many phones that frequency al.

The 700MHz band is a low frequency and thus like the 800MHz band for providing coverage indoors and in rural areas. Nevertheless, the frequency band limitations. Fewer people on a low frequency station simultaneously fast internet than at a higher frequency. That is why all providers to use both high and low frequencies for 4G networks.


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