Next month Hiwire is going to launch its DVB-H trial in the 700 MHz spectrum in Las Vegas, T-Mobile USA early signed on to participation to form part of the high-profile trial although, with no further commitment with Hiwire. By the time of the trial in December Hiwire plans to have three or four different handsets available for the trial. The number of handsets means that company is going to look all over the world to for handsets from other DVB-H trials happening in the 700 MHz spectrum.
Hiwire was selected by the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan because of:
- its spectrum position (12 MHz of spectrum in the lower 700 MHz band),
- its partnership with SES Americom for programming
- its strong management team.