Some wireless networks use frequencies (2.4 GHz and 5GHz) which are not assigned to a particular user but whose use in the open air is regulated because they are employed by the military. Opinions canvassed by ART reveal a "strong interest in the technology", with the arrival onto the market of products which are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, the regulator said in a statement. Mobile phone operators and suppliers, professionals and hobbyists, local authorities and communities have all expressed interest in high-speed Internet access in public spaces such as stations, airports and hotels, it added.Three types of service are at the forefront: Internet access, audio and video transmissions, when the number of users of the bandwidth is limited, and information services. However, mobile phone operators are concerned that the use of wireless technology in towns and cities could interfere with third-generation mobile phones (UMTS). The operators put forward a number of arguments in favour of limiting the use of...

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