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Latvia's LTM Refarming GSM Spectrum for 3G Services

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Radio spectrum optimisation company, Mesaplexx,sayd that it has provided Latvia based mobile network, LMT with a spectrum optimisation platform for the roll out 3G services to its rural customers. In 2009, as part of LMT's 3G coverage expansion plans, the decision was taken to redeploy parts of the existing GSM network to UMTS 900.

LMT turned to Mesaplexx, to find a solution that enabled the refarming of the spectrum without the need for new Tower Mounted Amplifiers (TMA). Mesaplexx proposed an alternative solution - a roll out of low-loss UMTS/GSM 900 spectrum combiners, throughout the network. These combiners negated the need for TMAs, whilst maximising the range and performance of each cell site.

Viesturs Beina-rs, Head of Networks at LMT said: "Working with Mesaplexx has not only enabled us to roll out our 3G network quickly and cost-effectively, but the minimised network disruption has ensured our customers remain extremely happy with the service we provide, ensuring we remain the number one operator in the region. Deploying the low-cost and efficient Mesaplexx filters and combiners means we can continue to offer our customers the best value 3G price plans in the country."

Mesaplexx combiners are predominantly deployed at ground level - both indoors and outdoors. This has obvious and significant deployment speed and costs advantages over and above higher tower mounted solutions.

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