Saturday, July 08, 2006

Taiwan Mobile TV Trials Being Arranged

Trial operations for digital mobile TV are due to start in Taiwan once the National Communications Commission (NCC) comes up with a plan, expected any day now and to call for interested companies to make submissions for a trial and have a public hearing.

The NCC has allocated two radio frequency bands, Channel 51 at 692-698MHz and Channel 53 at 704-710MHz, for the trial operation, according to the agency.

Decisions will be required on the technological standards to be adopted, assignment of the two channels to different regions in Taiwan; the trial period and which companies will participate.

Currently in Taiwan, operators of 3G mobile communication services have offered or are capable of offering unicast point-to-point mobile TV services but are unable to offer MBMS (multimedia broadcast multicast services).

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