3GPP Approves Band 70 to Integrate DISH Spectrum with AWS-3 Spectrum
Band 70 combines unpaired AWS-3, AWS-4, and H Block into a single
efficient spectrum plan
Asymmetric Band 70 emphasizes downlink, aligns with consumer
broadband traffic trends
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that the Third
Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the global wireless standards
body, formally approved Band 70. With this formal approval, 3GPP
specifications will enable the development of devices and infrastructure
with Band 70. The approved specifications also enable Band 70 carrier
aggregation to fully utilize the entire 25 MHz downlink spectrum in the
Band 70 combines three spectrum blocks encompassing DISH's current AWS-4
spectrum as downlink (2000-2020 MHz), DISH's H block downlink spectrum
(1995-2000 MHz), and unpaired AWS-3 uplink spectrum (1695-1710 MHz).
"Band 70 packages what would otherwise be underutilized spectrum, paving
the way for an ecosystem to better serve consumer demands for downlink,"
said Tom Cullen, DISH executive vice president of Corporate Development.
"We appreciate the hard work of the 3GPP to approve Band 70 three months
ahead of the anticipated timeline for the band, and with the inclusion
of carrier aggregation six months ahead of schedule. The expedited work
results in a second approved asymmetric band that includes a greater
proportion of downlink spectrum relative to uplink, enhancing the
overall utility of the spectrum as the growth of video and other
downlink-intensive traffic continues to increase."
DISH and the entities in which it has invested have on average almost 80
MHz of spectrum nationwide, covering over 23 billion MHz-POPs.
DISH Network Corp.
(NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.874
million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2016, with the
highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the
best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200
national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning
HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250
company. Visit www.dish.com.
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