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Switzerland is planning to distribute three broadband wireless licenses: The 3.5 GHz licenses will be nationwide and will be awarded via auction early next year. I think the regulator is leaving the door open to doing portable or mobile service in the band, but I’m not totally clear on that. [link via Eurotelcoblog.]
Posted by nancyg at July 12, 2005 2:06 PM
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3.5 GHz is high, but lots of operators are talking about trying to do at least portable--some are even talking mobility. while indeed it would be easier and better to do mobility in lower bands, some operators are still hoping to do at least portable as high as 3.5 GHz.
Posted by: nancy gohring at July 12, 2005 9:19 PM
3.5GHz frequency is too high for portable or mobile service. So even if it was allowed by the regulatory bodies, the density of base stations required would make it really hard to financially justify.
2.5GHz and below is the spectrum path for mobility ... (WiBro is 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz and 700MHz will be nice as well).