Vodafone tests UMTS 900

20 Dec 2006

Vodafone Portugal has completed a successful test of 3G services in the 900MHz band. The firm says it has made its first voice, video and data calls in a real working environment in the region of Castelo Branco. The UMTS 900 trial has been carried out using equipment from Nortel, Qualcomm and Option. Vodafone says it plans to employ the technology to expand its 3G coverage to suburban and rural areas.