Subtel to make more spectrum available for LTE

30 Apr 2012

Chilean regulator the Sub-Secretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) is considering auctioning frequencies in the 700MHz band for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, reports RCR Wireless. Subtel’s head, Jorge Atton said that use of the band would help improve connectivity in remote areas, and drive up internet penetration. Oliver Flogel, Chile’s executive secretary of digital development, added that the 700MHz band was well-suited to deploy mobile internet services over large areas. As previously noted by CommsUpdate, Subtel is currently in the early stages of auctioning 2.6GHz spectrum for 4G services.