Frequencies in the 880-915/925-960 MHz and 1710-1785/1805-1880 MHz ranges were originally allocated exclusivly for the GSM-technology on an pan-european basis. Due to this harmonization GSM was a great successful innovation in Europe. More than 20 years later more efficient technologies were invented, especially for transmission of data (UMTS, LTE). For this reason it seemed necessary to permit the use of other technologies for these frequency bands, so called “refarming”. There is an ongoing refarming procedure regarding this frequency band.
On July 28, 2014 TKK decided to refarm the spectrum in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands, see downloads below.
In November 2012 the European Commission has decided on an implementing decision regarding the liberalisation of this frequency band (2012/688/EU). This decision defines technology neutral conditions for the paired 2,1 GHz band. It will enable the introduction of LTE - in addition to UMTS in this frequency band.
On August 10th, 2015TKK decided to refarm the 2,1 GHz band.
The following information is available:
|COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the harmonisation of the 900 MHz and 1 800 MHz frequency bands||2011_251_eu_en.pdf|
|COMMISSION DECISION on the harmonisation of the 900 MHz and 1 800 MHz frequency bands for terrestrial systems||Dec_900_1800_2007_766_EG_en.pdf|
|DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the frequency bands to be reserved for the coordinated introduction of public pan-European cellular digital land-based mobile communications||RL2009_114_EG_en.pdf|
|COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the harmonisation of the frequency bands 1920 - 1980 MHz and 2110 - 2170 MHz||2012_688_EU_en.pdf|