TV spectrum allocated to Telcos’

The Swedish government has allocated two of the seven original DTT multiplexes to telecommunications companies according to a report in Broadband TV News.
The spectrum at the top of Band V, 790-862 MHz, is to be released for use by mobile telephony and wireless broadband services and is said to amount to 18% of the available digital capacity.
This leaves five multiplexes for DTT although a spokesman from the Swedish Ministry of Culture is reported as saying that new capacity has been found for a sixth DTT multiplex.
The new multiplex is still to be allocated but it is expected that it will be awarded to the user who can demonstrate the “best” use of the spectrum.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 27th December 2007