Victory for Russian Mobile TV in Interference Dispute
Russian cable operators were dealt a blow as Russia's Ministry of Communications has ruled in favour of mobile TV providers in a dispute over interference.
Akado, one of Russia's leading cable operators, has stated Russian cable operators were not previously informed about what frequencies mobile TV services would implement.
The issue of interference of signals first came to the fore in Moscow during DVB-H trials being undertaken by VimpelCom's Dominant and Centaur, part of the WiMAX operator Scartel.
An almost identical episode between mobile TV and DTT over interference saw the later being given preference.
Cable operators in Russia will now have to change their frequency plans for the future which they claim will add to costs.