In the past the 1800 MHz spectrum was exclusively used for GSM. Following the refarming decision of August 2014 the spectrum can be used for LTE.
The figure below shows the possible utilization of the frequency band for GSM.
Frequency range: 1710-1785 MHz / 1805-1880 MHzUplink carrier frequency: Fu = 1710.2 MHz + (ARFCN - 512) * 0.2 MHzDownlink carrier frequency: Fd = Fu(ARFCN) + 95 MHz
On April 7, 2008, the European Commission published a decision and a recommendation regarding the operation of mobile communication services on aircraft (MCA services).
The Commission's decision defines the frequency-related technical requirements for the use of mobile telephones on aircraft. The recommendation defines rules for licensing.
Last update: January 15, 2015