DVB-H trial ends and some are disqualified from tendering
The regulatory body RTR ended the DVB-H trial run by ORS and Mobikom Austria, the mobile business unit of Telekom Austria, on the 4th February 2008. The trial, in the Vienna area, has been in operation for almost a year with almost 1000 people participating.
According to some media reports the regulator has now disqualified Telekom Austria and ORS from participating in the tender for the DVB-H network operator licence “due to issues with the proposed programme operator”. The reports goes on to say that in the case of Telekom Austria the designation of its mobile phone division Mobilkom Austria, as its programme operator is contrary to the terms of the licence, whilst the Network operator ORS failed to list a programme operator.
Media Broadcast and Mobile TV Infrastruktur are the remaining two still able to tender.
Sources: Broadband TV News and CabSat Daily
Item added: 5th February 2008.