LTE trial starts in Cornwall

David Allen -

In the UK, long term evolution (LTE) is virtually nonexistent and yet it could hold the key to providing broadband services to even the most remote areas of the country.

The problem with LTE is that it requires access to the spectrum and as there is an issue with this as well in the UK, it seems that LTE will have to wait in line for an available band.

Fortunately, with the help of a European Union grant, Clear Mobitel has been given access to the band that carried the analogue TV signal in Cornwall and will test LTE to assess its performance.

Hopefully it will prove that LTE is a viable answer to the broadband question.

Testing starts in September, with 300 people being issued with suitable devices.

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