Hiwire Las Vegas
US company Hiwire LLC is on track to begin pilot DVB-H broadcasts in Las Vegas on December 15th 2006 with a view to launching commercial services in that market as quickly as possible. The service would be resold by one or multiple wireless carriers and, following a successful launch in Las Vegas, would be expanded to additional markets. For the trial period in Las Vegas Hiwire will work with mobile network operator T-Mobile.
In Las Vegas two 6MHz UHF channels will be used: 54 and 59. Aloha Partners owns access to these channels in 80% of the top 100 markets in the US, with clear unencumbered access in the majority of the top 50 markets straight away.
Source: DVB-H website
Item added: 12th December 2006