Sistema announces DVB-H rollout

5 Jun 2007

Russia’s AFK Sistema group plans to invest USD200 million to create a new mobile TV network. The DVB-H network is expected to be launched next year and will cover 16 cities with populations of over one million, plus the entire Moscow region. The network will be made available not only to subscribers of Sistema’s cellular subsidiary MTS, but also to customers of other operators. Local website Cnews reports that the network deployment is being carried out by Sistema subsidiary Sistema Mass-Media. The firm expects 350,000 subscribers to sign up in the medium term.

Russia, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)