Blog Post

MediaFlo’s Possible Tough Going In Europe

Stay on Top of Enterprise Technology Trends

Get updates impacting your industry from our GigaOm Research Community
Join the Community!

(reg. req) We did the Qualcomm Mediaflo trial tie-up with BskyB yesterday..this explains why MediaFlo might have a tough going in Europe: “The essential problem is finding enough spectrum, with analysts such as Forrester predicting that Europe will simply have to wait until 2010/2012, when the analogue TV spectrum is due to become available following the digital switchover. This will no doubt trigger a spectrum landgrab as various applications compete, but the GSM-veteran vendor community, not to mention most of the European network operators, are positioning themselves to go with DVB-H in the analogue TV spectrum, in 2010/2012.”