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French senate seeks assurance on 700 MHz transfer

Tuesday 10 February 2015 | 10:43 CET | News
The heads of French telecom regulator Arcep and broadcast regulator CSA were heard at the Senate regarding plans for the 700 MHz auction. The hearing confirmed the lawmakers' concerns about the timetable and consequences of transferring spectrum from broadcast to mobile data. They see the schedule as too hurried. It calls for MPEG-2 to be switched off by April 2016, which will have financial consequences on local authorities having to remedy a loss of reception. There is a lack of support for TV viewers who will have to buy new MPEG-4 TVs or STBs, particularly poorer families or those who

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Arcep / CSA
Countries: France
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