Taiwan likely to assign 700MHz band for future LTE operation
Officials of Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) are looking at LTE (Long Term Evolution) as the upcoming global mainstream 4G standard for mobile communications. This is turn makes the Taiwanese government more likely to assign the so-called 700MHz band section, a frequency band between 698MHz and 806MHz, for use in future LTE operations. This is according to industry sources being cited by DigiTimes in their current report on the subject.
The military and police organizations have been using a large portion of the frequency band for a long time and it is said that the shift to other bands and make way for LTE operation should take about three years. But LTE operation still won’t begin when that’s done, because the government will need another one to two years to release LTE licenses and licensees will need two more years to construct infrastructure.
It seems there’s going to be a lot of hardwork and business deals involved in establishing LTE as the next global 4G standard. But it’s a good thing that Taiwan is looking to be on the right track.