Report suggests up to 40 HD/DTT services by 2020

The Ministry of Industry has issued a report on future spectrum needs. The report was prepared by Tera Consultants on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Communications.
According to the report, the needs of the mobile broadband industry will double by 2020. In addition, progress with compression technology will allow broadcasters to provide 30 to 40 HD services on the DTT platform by 2020 using half of the frequencies currently allocated to them.
As part of its digital dividend, the government is planning to auction frequencies in the 800 MHz band in December with the hope of raising up to €1.5 billion.
Lobbying has now begun for a second digital dividend with telecom operators interested in a further 150 MHz.
Source: Le Figaro
Item added: 12th December 2011