Vodafone expected to bid for DTT services

Broadband TV News reports that Vodafone is considering making a bid to operate the country’s DTT service. They are also said to be considering the launch of an IPTV service, in 2008, for which they already have in place much of the ADSL infrastructure needed.
The report goes on to say that a decision now needs to be made by Vodaphone about whether to continue with a bid on its own or team up with another partner. The Spanish telecommunications company Abertis Infraestructuras has already approached Portugal Telecom with a view to making a bid and PT Multimedia is another active contender.
The public consultation which has helped to re-start interest in the five proposed DTT multiplexes closed on October 15th.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 16th October 2007