German Cartel Office approves mobile TV JV with conditions

Friday 14 September 2007 | 15:57 CET | News
The German Cartel Office has approved the joint mobile TV plans of mobile networks T-Mobile, Vodafone and O2. They plan to set up a JV to build and operate a mobile TV platform based on the DVB-H standard. They will co-operate on technological development and purchasing of mobile TV content. However, the Cartel Office did raise competition concerns and approved the plans with some conditions. For instance, DVB-H end devices must be able to receive other mobile TV standards, such as DMB; reception of DVB-H signals must be available on other end devices and not just mobile phones; and the

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: O2 Germany / T-Mobile Germany / Vodafone Germany
Countries: Germany
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