AKEP requires the operators to carry out LTE/4G tests in the 900/1800 MHz bands

 Tirana, 7 July 2015 - Based on the decisions of the Governing Council of the AKEP for issuing individual authorizations for the use of frequencies in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands for Albtelecom, Albanian Mobile Communicatons, Vodafone and Plus Communication, these entrepreneurs have the right, starting from 01 September 2015, to use this spectrum without technological restrictions.

The liberalization of the use of spectrum from a technological standpoint is a step forward in spectrum management that enables the users of this scarce resource deploy applications in new technologies, including 4G LTE or otherwise to offer higher quality broadband services. Considering the crucial period until 1 September 2015, AKEP has asked the entrepreneurs - through Document nr.1356 dated 07.07.2015 - to start immediately (from 8 July 2015) the carrying out of tests in next generation technologies.

August 15, 2015 is provided as deadline for performing tests and reporting on the results of measurements to AKEP. Tests will be carried out based on the latest technical standards and will include measurements to end user, the station, modulation, coding, protocols, data packages, signals at all levels, interfaces etc.

Read more, in local language, on AKEP's website, here...

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