EU Ministers Agree to Open GSM Frequencies

Susan Hall

European Union telecom ministers agreed Thursday to change a 20-year-old legislation in a vote to open radio frequencies allocated exclusively for GSM mobile phone services to other technologies, such as third-generation mobile data, reports Reuters in The Washington Post.

 

The vote allows access to the 900 MHz frequency, which advocates say will make it easier and cheaper for mobile operators to offer wireless services.

 

The proposal still must be approved by the European Parliament.

 

In a separate story, Reuters reports global mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion Thursday -- equal to half the world's population, according to research company Informa. The first cellular networks began operation 26 years ago.



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