Taiwanese regulator the National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it plans to issue two mobile TV concessions by year-end, DigiTimes reports. Each licensee will be allocated 6MHz of wireless frequency across which it will deliver 18-20 programme channels; one will operate on Channel 35 (596MHz-602MHz) and the other on Channel 36 (602MHz-608MHz). A nationwide network of mobile TV services would require the deployment of ten high-power base stations, 20-30 mid-power base stations and 500-600 low-power base stations, an outlay of around TWD1 billion (USD31 million). The two licensees will be allowed to adopt either the Qualcomm-developed MediaFLO or DVB-H as their mobile TV standard. At the end of 2006 NCC awarded five companies – China Television, Public Television Service, Chinese Television System, Chunghwa Wideband Best Network and Taiwan Television Enterprise – trial mobile TV concessions, with four licensees choosing DVB-H and the other using MediaFLO. The trials ended in June 2008.