Portugal eyeing 3G opportunities at 900MHz

22 Mar 2007

The Portuguese telecoms regulator ANACOM is proposing to open up the 900MHz band for 3G services. ANACOM says it plans to introduce a more technology-neutral approach to its spectrum policy. It is also planning to remove the provision which reserves 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum for the three incumbent GSM operators, TMN, Vodafone and Optimus. A 20-day consultation period has been launched, with the regulator inviting the views of interested parties. Vodafone completed initial tests of UMTS 900 technology in December.