DTT licence awarded to Lattelecom

Latvian telco Lattelecom has been awarded the licence to run the country’s future DTT platform.
Latvia’s early plans to launch DTT services stalled because of a business scandal. However this delayed launch allows the use of MPEG-4 coding technology to launch a more efficient service, which is planned to start in 2011.
Lattelecom is owned by the Latvian state (51%) and Tilts Communications (49%), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonera Holding/Sonera Corporation/Telia Sonera, and already operates an IPTV.
It beat off competition from several other companies including DauTKom and the Latvian Radio and TV Centre, to secure the DTT operator’s licence.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 2nd February 2009