Europe proposes shifting TV frequencies to make way for 5G mobile services by 2020

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The European Commission has outlined a proposal that suggest changing the frequency in which television is broadcast across European countries to provide additional bandwidth for users’ insatiable appetite for data. Currently, the 700MHZ UHF band is used primarily for TV broadcasting, but would be re-allocated for high-speed mobile services and supporting the Internet of Things (IoT). Ultimately, it’ll be needed to provide capacity for a 5G rollout too, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger said: “We cannot have high quality mobile internet for everything and for everyone everywhere unless we have modern infrastructure and modern rules. With this proposal we…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2016/02/02/europe-proposes-shifting-tv-frequencies-to-make-way-for-5g-mobile-services-by-2020/

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