Report on mobile TV submitted to Prime Minister
A report on broadcasting to mobile receivers has been submitted to the French Prime Minister.
The report provides an analysis of existing technologies that will enable broadcasting to mobile receivers. It also provides an overview of the conditions necessary to ensure a large scale deployment of such services in France.
The government has stated that it will encourage pilot projects with the aim of providing such services to the general public. The report calls for a commercial launch of services between the end of 2006 and 2008.
According to the report, one of the major issues affecting broadcasting to mobile services is finding the necessary frequencies. As such, the report calls for the establishment of a working group that can look into these issues and submit its recommendations in 2006.
It is likely that the standard selected in France to provide mobile television services will need to be made in coordination with other European countries.
Report – Télévision numérique et mobilité
Item added: 30th August 2005