DVB-SH trial for Paris area

Solaris Mobile has joined with Alcatel-Lucent and Towercast to trial DVB-SH in and around Paris.
The trial will use a radio multiplex providing signals for reception in cars and on mobile devices in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of DVB-SH.
DVB-SH signals will be broadcast direct from satellite in the 2 GHz part of S-Band with seamless back up from terrestrial repeaters to fill in any blank spots.
Receivers for use in the test cars have been supplied by Quantum and use Dibcom chipsets.
The trial will last for four months and uses Eutelsat’s W2A satellite.
Solaris is a joint venture between Eutelsat and SES.
Main source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 30th November 2009