ANACOM authorises UMTS trials

Following a request by Vodafone Portugal, ANACOM has granted the company authorisation to carry out, until 24 December 2006, technical trials for demonstrating UMTS technology on the 900 MHz frequency bands and using the frequencies on the band already allocated to the company for the exploitation of GSM.

The granting of this authorization does not imply any commitment, obligation or constraint regarding future authorisations regarding this type of system in Portugal, nor does it in any way imply any right, expectation, or protected interest on the part of Vodafone Portugal with regards to the future use of UMTS systems on the 900 MHz band in Portugal.

ANACOM will accompany the trials and have access to their technological conclusions.

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