Wednesday, April 23, 2008

DISH Network Selects Alcatel-Lucent for DVB-SH Test

DISH Network has selected Alcatel-Lucent for a trial of DVB-SH (Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite services to Handhelds) mobile broadcast technology in the United States. Alcatel-Lucent will supply DVB-SH equipment, test tools and training. The evaluation will take place in DISH Network's laboratories in Atlanta, Ga. from May to August 2008.

DVB-SH, which is an evolution of DVB-H, is a mobile broadcast standard for mobile TV. It can be used in any frequency spectrum below 3GHz, including UHF, L band and S band, and in terrestrial, satellite or hybrid networks. The DVB-SH waveform definition was published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in March 2008.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com