DVB-H cartel under the microscope

15 May 2007

The consortium of cellcos including Vodafone Germany, T-Mobile Deutschland and O2 Germany that intends to launch a mobile TV service based on DVB-H technology has attracted the attention of the federal cartel office, reports Telecompaper, quoting the Financial Times Deutschland. The office is to investigate the trio, and will take three months to look into possible competition breaches of the new service. The three operators plan to launch the DVB-H service at the beginning of 2008 and hope to operate a nationwide network, though this still has to be approved by the cartel office.