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Opening The Radio Waves To Wireless
By: MarkJ - 23 December, 2003 (1:09 PM)

The Department of Trade and Industry has opened a new band (c) of the wireless (radio) spectrum - 5.8Ghz, which could boost the development of fixed broadband wireless services:

Licence fees will be initially set at an annual fee of 1 per terminal, subject to a minimum annual charge of 50.

"Opening this band is expected to boost the development of fixed wireless access services, such as low cost internet access in areas not currently reached by broadband services. This will benefit the rural economy," the DTI said in a prepared statement.

The hope for radio broadband is that it will plug gaps in ADSL coverage, since it promises to connect homes and businesses up to 10km apart.

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