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Canadians urge regulator south of the border to pick 1700 MHz band for 3G

News | 03/05/2001 5:00 am EST

Two Canadian wireless groups are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put spectrum harmonization above the demands of the U.S. military in designating a band for third generation wireless networks. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and the Radio Advisory Board of Canada stress to the FCC that most countries in the Americas prefer the 1700 MHz band for 3G in North America, because it’s contiguous to the 1900 MHz already being used on either side of the U.S. border.

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