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band 3, GSM1800, 1710-1785 and 1805-1880 MHz, FDD LTE, 75 MHz

2013.05.24 76 LTE 1800 commercial networks in 43 countries, more then a third of 175 commercial LTE networks have deployed / GSA 
2013.05.10 Over 43% of commercially launched LTE networks use LTE1800 / GSA
2013.04.08 74 LTE 1800 commercial networks in 43 countries, more then a third of 163 commercial LTE networks have deployed / GSA 
2013.03.19 69 LTE 1800 commercial networks in 43 countries, more then a third of 156 commercial LTE networks have deployed / GSA 
2012.11.02 41 LTE 1800 commercial networks in 29 countries, more then a third of 113 commercial LTE networks have deployed / GSA
2012.10.02 38 LTE 1800 commercial networks in 26 countries, more then a third of 105 commercial LTE networks have deployed / GSA
2012.09.11 32 LTE 1800 commercial networks in 24 countries, a third of today's 96 commercial LTE networks have deployed.  

2012.12.31 14.27 mil of subscribers serves by LTE1800 networks @ 2012 end / GSA 

GSA: Deployments of LTE in re-farmed spectrum continue to accelerate, emphasizing the flexibility and growing importance of 1800 MHz as a prime band for mobile broadband services delivery. LTE1800 (LTE in 1800 MHz spectrum) is now launched on one third of all commercial LTE networks. 32 operators, compared to 5 one year ago, have commercially launched LTE1800 either as a single band system, or as part of a multi-band deployment strategy in 24 countries.

Commercial
  1. Angola, Movicel, 2012
  2. Australia, Optus, 2012
  3. Australia, Telstra 4G, Sep. 2011
  4. Azerbaijan, Azercell, 2012.06
  5. Bahrain, Batelco, 2013.02.27 
  6. Bahrain, Viva Bahrain , before 2013.04
  7. Belgium, Belgacom Proximus  , before 2013.04
  8. Bulgaria, M-Tel,  limited commercial, 2012.09 (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  9. Bulgaria, Vivacom, 2012.06 (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  10. Croatia, T-Hrvatski, 2012.03 (800 / 1800) 
  11. Croatia, VIPNet, 2012.05
  12. Czech Republic, O2 (Telefonica), 2012.05
  13. Denmark, 3 Denmark, commercial from 2012.09; LTE2.5-2.7 
  14. Denmark, TeliaSonera , 2011.10 (1800) and 2010.12 LTE 2.5-2.7
  15. Denmark, TT-Netvaerket (Telenor and Telia joint project) , before 2013.04 (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  16. Dominican Republic, Orange Dominicana, 2012.07
  17. Estonia, Elisa, LTE1800 @2013.05 and 2600 @2013.05
  18. Estonia, EMT, LTE1800 and 2600, 2012.09
  19. Estonia, Tele2, LTE 1800 and 2600, before 2013.04
  20. Finland, DNA, LTE 1800 and 2600, from 2011.06
  21. Finland, Elisa, LTE 1800 and 2600, from 2012.03 
  22. Finland, TeliaSonera, NSN, from 2011.08.31 (1800 and 2600)
  23. Germany, Deutsche Telecom  (TD), 2011.07 (1800, 2600 and 800)
  24. Greece, Cosmote, 2012.11.16 
  25. Greece, Vodafone, 2012.12.17 
  26. Hong Kong (China), 3HK, 1800/2600 before 2013.04
  27. Hong Kong (China), CSL, 1800/2600 2011.06
  28. Hong Kong (China), PCCW, 1800/2600, before 2013.04
  29. Hong Kong (China), SmarTone Vodafone HK, 2012.08.28 E   (LTE 1800 and 2600)
  30. Hungary, T-Mobile, 2012.01
  31. Hungary, Telenor, 2012.09
  32. Italy, 3 Italia, before 2013.04
  33. Italy, TIM, before 2013.04
  34. Italy, Vodafone Italy, 2012.10.30
  35. Japan, eAccess, band 9 (within band 3), before 2013.04
  36. Japan, eMobile (band 7 LTE 1800), before 2013.04, not in GSA list
  37. Kazakhstan, Altel, before 2013.04
  38. Kuwait, Viva, before 2013.04
  39. Kuwait, Zain, in commerce from 2012.12; refarming was possible from 2012.10 
  40. Latvia, LMT (TeliaSonera), NSN, 2011.06
  41. Lithuania, Omnitel (TeliaSonera), Huawei, 2011.04
  42. Luxembourg, Orange, 2013.05
  43. Luxembourg, Tango, 2013.05
  44. Mauritius, Emtel, before 2013.04
  45. Mauritius, Orange, before 2013.04
  46. Namibia, MTC, Huawei, 2012
  47. New Zealand, Vodafone, before 2013.04
  48. Netherlands, KPN, 2012.07, not in GSA list
  49. Norway, Telenor, 2600/1800, launched 2012.10.10 
  50. Norway, TeliaSonera, 1800/2600, before 2013.04
  51. Oman, Nawras, before 2013.04
  52. Oman, Omantel, 1800 (launched 2012.12.30) + LTE TDD band 40 (launched 2012.07.16)
  53. Philippines, Globe Telecom, 2012.09
  54. Philippines, Smart Communications, 2012.09   (LTE 850, 1800 and 2600)
  55. Poland, Aero2, 2011.05, not in GSA list @2013.05
  56. Poland, Mobyland/CenterNet, 2010.09 (Cyfrowy Polsat is MVNO)
  57. Poland, Polkomtel, before 2013.04
  58. Portugal, Optimus, 2012   (LTE 800, 1800 and 2600)
  59. Portugal, Vodafone, 2012 (LTE 800, 1800, 2600) before 2013.05
  60. Romania, Cosmote, before 2013.05
  61. Romania, Orange, before 2013.04
  62. Romania, Vodafone, before 2013.05
  63. Saudi Arabia, STC, before 2013.04 1800 + TDD band 40
  64. Saudi Arabia, Zain, 2011.09
  65. Singapore, M1, 2012.09  (LTE 1800 and 2600)
  66. Singapore, SingTel, 2011 (LTE 1800 and 2600)
  67. Singapore, StarHub, before 2013.04
  68. Slovak Republic, Telefonica O2, 2012
  69. Slovenia, Mobitel, before 2013.04
  70. Slovenia, Si.mobile, 2012.07.12
  71. South Africa, MTN, before 2013.04
  72. South Africa, Vodacome, 2012.10.10
  73. South Korea, KT, 2012.01
  74. South Korea, SK Telecom, 2012.09 1800 / 850
  75. Sri Lanka, Dialog Axiata, before 2013.04 1800 / band 40 TDD LTE
  76. Sri Lanka, Mobitel, before 2013.04
  77. Sweden, TeliaSonera, 1800/2600/800, before 2013.04
  78. Switzerland, Swisscom, 1800/2600/800, 2011.11.29 
  79. Tajikistan, Babilon-Mobile, 1800/2100, before 2013.04 
  80. UAE, Du, NSN-RAN, 2012.06
  81. UAE, Etisalat, 2012.11 (LTE1800 and LTE 2600)
  82. UK, Everything Everywhere (EE), 2012.09

Plans
  1. Australia, Vodafone 4G (VHA), plan 2013
  2. Belgium, Mobistar, plan 2012-2013
  3. Bhutan, BT (Bhutan Telecom), 2013.03, plan 2013
  4. Bulgaria, 4G Com EAD, has technology neutral spectrum (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  5. Bulgaria, Bulsatcom,  has technology neutral spectrum (not in GSA list @2013.05) 
  6. Bulgaria, Max Telecom, has technology neutral spectrum  (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  7. Czech Respublic, Vodafone, test network in Karlovy Vary from 2013.06  (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  8. France, Bouygues, trialling, plan commerce from 2013.10
  9. France, Orange, trialling, plan 2013 (not in GSA list @2013.05)
  10. Germany, E-Plus, plan @2013.05 
  11. Iceland, Siminn (Iceland Telecom), plan 2013, source 2013.04.10 not in GSA list
  12. India, Videocon Mobile Services, plan 2013, source 2013.01.16 
  13. Kuwait, VIVA, refarming possible from 2012.10, not in GSA list @2013.05 
  14. Kuwait, Wataniya Telecom, refarming possible from 2012.10 
  15. Lebanon, MTC Touch, 2013.05
  16. Myanmar, P&T, 2013.05
  17. Netherlands, T-Mobile NL, plan to start network in 2013
  18. Poland, P4, plant to start in 2013
  19. Poland, T-Mobile, plan to start in 2013
  20. Russia, Tele2, plans (trials done in 2012)
  21. South Afrika, 8ta, deployment
  22. Spain, Yoigo has 1800 spectrum, in deployment
  23. Sweden, Net4Mobility, plan 2013
  24. Switzerland, Orange, 2013.05
  25. Tanzania, Vodacom, 2013.05
  26. Thailand, DTAC/TriNet, 2013.05
  27. UK, 3 UK, plan to buy 2x15 MHz from EE, plan 2013
  28. Venezuela, Digitel, 2013.05
Tests, studies, trials
  1. Brazil, Oi , 2012.09
  2. Georgia, Magticom, 2012.09
  3. Germany, E Plus, 2012.09  
  4. Greece, Cosmote, 2012.09
  5. Indonesia, Indosat, 2012.09
  6. Laos, Beeline, 2012.09
  7. Malaysia, Celcom, 2012.09
  8. Phillipines, Bayan Telecom , 2012.09
  9. Russia, Smarts, 2012.09
  10. Thailand. TOT/AIS , 2012.09
  11. Thailand, True Move , 2012.09
  12. Turkey, Avea , 2012.09
  13. Venezuela, Digitel , 2012.09
Spectrum
Venezuela, 2012.09

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