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April 19th, 2011

In recent months, EETT received complaints about interferences in the UMTS spectrum of mobile telephony operators caused by the use of DECT 6.0 cordless phones. The DECT 6.0 technology is used in the United States in the 1.9 GHz spectrum band. However, in Greece and also in the rest of Europe this frequency is being used for mobile telephony services. The use of DECT cordless phones in Europe is legal only in the 1.8 GHz (1880-1900MHz) band.

As a result, EETT issued a recommendation to consumers advising the following:

  • Not to operate the DECT 6.0 cordless phones that they have at their disposal.
  • Not to purchase these devices from retail stores or e-shops (such as amazon, ebay etc.) in Greece or during their travels abroad. If they have already purchased them, they should immediately discontinue as their operation is illegal and punishable by law.

EETT is conducting intensive inspections to detect and recall the equipment from the Greek market. Furthermore, it has already contacted the big commercial and electronics department stores, informing them about the legal frequencies of operation of the DECT 6.0 cordless phones in Greece and in Europe.

About the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)
Established in 1992, the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT), is an independent Authority, which regulates, supervises and monitors the electronic communications' and the postal services markets in Greece. Also acting as competition authority in the regulated sectors, the Hellenic regulator is committed to ensure a competitive framework in the market to the benefit of the users. EETT is an independent self-funded decision-making body.

For more information, please contact:
Dimitra Nikolakopoulou
Head of ΕΕΤΤ's Public Relations Dept.
Τel.: +30 210 6151011
E-mail: dnikolakopoulou@eett.gr