NCC reviews mobile TV decision

26 Feb 2010

According to a report by DigiTimes, Taiwanese regulator the National Communications Commission (NCC) has revised its mobile TV licensing plans, announcing that, contrary to its previous announcement, only one concession will be awarded in 2010. As reported by CommsUpdate on 18 January 2010, the NCC revealed that it planned to award two operators concessions for mobile TV services, allocating each licensee 6MHz in the 600MHz frequency band across which it will deliver 18-20 programme channels using either the Qualcomm-developed MediaFLO or DVB-H as its mobile TV standard. The NCC did not reveal whether its change of plan affected the corresponding spectrum allocation. The licence will be released through an open competitive bid later in the year; a specific date is yet to be announced.