Ofcom upgrades 3G power limit to 65dBm

Better coverage and download speeds for UK consumers

Ofcom allows UK wireless operators to boost 3G data limit

3G services in the UK get a slight boost as Ofcom provides for better download speeds and coverage for consumers.

Before the upgrade, mobile operators were offering 3G services at a signal strength of 62 dBm, but now have been increased by 3dB. Therefore all network carriers can now offer the services at 65 dBm signal strength.

Ofcom said: “Dependent on network operators, this has the potential to improve voice capacity, data throughput and in-building signal availability by making more effective use of currently available base station technology."

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It is reported that initially Ofcom wanted to upgrade the 3G limit by 6 dB but decided to increase by the amount proposed by mobile operators.

With an increase in usage of smartphones, tablet PCs and other equipment that requires 3G, there is a rise in demand for data services, which this increase will be able to address.

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Via: ITProPortal