6 February 2013, London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Chile’s decision to allocate the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile:
“Last week, the Chilean regulator SUBTEL published a resolution to allocate the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile broadband services. The GSMA welcomes this news as Digital Dividend spectrum provides a unique opportunity to roll out mobile broadband communications to people living in rural and hard-to-reach areas efficiently and at significantly lower cost.
“Chile has chosen to adopt the Asia Pacific (APT) band plan for the allocation of the Digital Dividend. The GSMA acknowledges the benefits of regional spectrum harmonisation to create economies of scale which in turn will make mobile broadband services more affordable. This will lead to substantial socio-economic benefits for the citizens of Chile.”
Notes to Editors
Statement from SUBTEL can be found here:
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries and territories, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.
GSMA Press Office