450 MHz band has great potential, even for LTE

At one time, the CDG (CDMA Development Group) was pushing the rapid adoption of CDMA2000 in what many perceived as rivalry against the 3GPP’s WCDMA standard. But with so many CDMA standard bearers migrating to LTE, the group has changed its focus to stay relevant, and is now heavily pushing the 450MHz band as a significant opportunity for spectrum- and capacity-poor mobile carriers.

The operator has big plans for its CDMA450 network, and the CDG has big plans for the standard on a global scale. In fact, Igor Virker, director of business development at the CDG, revealed that the group is working with LTE stakeholders to specify LTE for 450MHz using non-contiguous spectrum. Virker warned this will likely be an arduous process, as standards bodies like the ITU and 3GPP need to be involved, but nonetheless, there is strong interest from operators in Brazil, as well as the local regulator, Anatel, as well as Sky Link, the Russian CDMA450 player.

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