Verizon to use Cable spectrum to boost LTE [telecom]

Verizon plans to use the AWS spectrum it acquired from a consortium of cable companies in the second half of 2013. The company's CTO, Nicola Palmer, revealed in an interview with Fierce Wireless that the carrier will complete its LTE rollout on the 700MHz spectrum by mid-year, and plans to expand its LTE coverage with 5,000 new sites in 2013, with more to follow in 2014.

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Bill Horne
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:53:32 -0400 Bill Horne scribbled:

Is this spectrum the same spectrum that was released when the US converted to digital TV back in 2008/2009?

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Joseph Singer

No. This is the AWS-1 band, which uses 1700 and 2100 MHz frequencies on either side of PCS. It was freed up for commercial use in the past decade and auctioned off. Digital TV, in contrast, freed up the 700 MHz band.

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