Interleaved spectrum in DTT band awarded
The spectrum regulator, Ofcom, has awarded a spectrum licence to Cube Interactive for the provision of digital services in the Cardiff area.
The spectrum is an 8 MHz slot, which is interleaved with existing TV services.
Possible uses for this spectrum include mobile television, mobile broadband, and local DTT services.
Ofcom awarded a similar licence in the Manchester area to Channel M earlier in the month.
It also intends to offer further interleaved spectrum slots across the UK, possibly all at the same time to enable operators to use blocks of spectrum allowing them to offer wireless services in a network of cities across the UK.
Source: Ofcom website
Item added: 9th March 2009