The majority of the world’s network operators have commercially launched LTE systems in 1800 MHz spectrum (LTE1800 – 3GPP band 3).
Operators have several motivations for deploying LTE 1800. Coverage area is twice as large compared to deployments in 2.6 GHz, for example. The ability to re-farm existing spectrum assets in 1800 MHz to deploy more efficient LTE technology outdoors and indoors enables enhanced mobile broadband capabilities to be rolled out faster, and to support more customers with a better user experience, especially when its availability is taken into account or new spectrum bands (e.g. 2.6 GHz or digital dividend spectrum) are not yet available.
The 1800 MHz band has the largest LTE user devices ecosystem. 1800 MHz is the core band for LTE systems in Europe, Asia and beyond.Join GSA Visit The LinkedIn Group