T-Mobile To Test Mobile TV
Oct 23, 2006, 2:46 PM by (staff)
T-Mobile will participate in a trial for mobile TV service Hiwire beginning next month. Hiwire is testing a DVB-H network in the 700 MHz band in Las Vegas with 3-4 handsets. T-Mobile has been named as a test partner for this service, however they have not signed on to launch with Hiwire. Like MediaFLO, Hiwire owns 700 MHz spectrum in the UHF TV band around the country. The recent FCC decision to allow MediaFLO to begin launching its service before the analog TV sundown should also allow Hiwire to do the same if trials are successful.
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