) Orange - one of the world's leading telecommunications carriers
- together with
) has successfully tested an add-on downlink technology on L-band
The test was conducted at Ericsson's radio base stations and
was well supported with devices using Qualcomm's high powered
Higher usage of smartphones and tablets has resulted in
manifold increase in data usage, which in turn, is exerting huge
pressure on mobile networks. So by deploying L-band that ranges
between 1452-1492 MHz, it will not only reduce network traffic
but also provide better service to its subscribers. Moreover, it
will not only offer immediate solution to its huge spectrum need
but also counter stiff competition from
Telecom Italia S.p.A
) and Vodafone Group Plc.
Moreover, availability of such lower band frequency will also
save cost for the company as it will require less sophisticated
and less expensive RF equipment since it uses wider beam
Apart from being deployed in terrestrial wireless connections,
L-Band is widely used for low earth orbit satellites and military
satellites. So the lack of availability of this band frequency
has made it quite expensive. So it is to be seen whether France
Telecom will be successful in implementing this new band for
Currently, France Telecom carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
France Telecom conducts its Internet and multimedia services
under the Orange brand. It is the largest Internet service
provider (ISP) in France as well as in Europe.
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