Nokia to support GSM 450

Oct 11 2005 - 10:54 AM ET | Nokia

Nokia announced support for GSM technology over the 450 MHz frequency band (currently phones use 850/900/1800/1900). GSM 450 should be able to reach consumers in low density areas for a very low cost:

Nokia envisions a mobile landscape where operators can profitably offer mobile services to a broader range of consumers for as little as USD 5 per month.

No timetable was announced.