NKOM publishes reports on use of 700 MHz band for TV

Monday 19 January 2015 | 12:58 CET | News
Norwegian communications regulator Nkom, and national broadcasters NTV, NRK, RiksTV, have brought out a report dealing with the technical consequences for the digital terrestrial TV network if the 700 MHz band should be allocated in future for mobile telecommunications services. In addition, Nexia has supplied Nkom with a report on the estimated cost of five different technical scenarios.

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It is important to note that the fifth and dearest scenario is also the most uncertain. This is outlined in the main report: "There are few, if any, commercial experience with LTE eMBMS as carrier for broadcasting of video content to larger screens / televisions in a national scale [...] which leads to great uncertainty, e.g. when it comes to the necessary number of base stations needed for a national broadcast network based on LTE [the assumption here is 3 times as many base stations as DTT sites]. This uncertainty concerns also cost estimations associated with a broadcasting on LTE eMBMS." The whole report (in Norwegian) is available on Nkom's website (www.nkom.no) as 2 separate files, or as a single file at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10121455/NKOM%20report%20DTT%20consequences%20%28in%20Norwegian%29.pdf
Michel Gascoin @ 20/1/2015 - 14:11

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