Additional spectrum will allow EU member countries to enjoy up to twice the amount of spectrum for high speed wireless broadband as enjoyed by the US which is around1000 MHz.
European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes said the extra spectrum for 4G in Europe means will help in meeting the changing and growing demand for broadband.
"I want to see Member States acting swiftly to change existing licenses. We all win from faster wireless connections in Europe," Kroes said.
European Commission cites industry study which predicts that global mobile data traffic will increase by 26 % per year by 2015 with more than 7 billion phones, tablets and other mobile devices getting connected to Internet.
The commission expects that additional spectrum will provide greater access to 4G technologies, meeting its garget of universal EU broadband coverage of at least 30 Mb/s by 2020.
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