Clear Mobitel to trial LTE in 800MHz band in Cornwall

15 Jul 2010

Clear Mobitel has announced that it is to begin trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the 800MHz band in Cornwall, British broadsheet, the Daily Telegraph reports. The pilot scheme will focus on an area centred around Caradon Hill in the south-western county, and around 300 people are expected to take part in the first phase of the project. Clear Mobitel says it aims to ‘assess the performance of LTE to provide viable solutions in providing high speed broadband services to the rural consumer’, and it is understood that it has been working for almost a year to secure the licence to utilise spectrum freed up by the switch-off of analogue TV services in the region in April 2009. Commenting on the development, Harpal Mann, CEO and founder of Clear Mobitel, said: ‘This is a trial which has global ramifications for rural economies that have been shattered by the effects of the global recession.’

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