At the end of September this year, ComCom awarded Swisscom what is at present the only nationwide licence for mobile TV (DVB-H). Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange tested the new technologies in a pilot project at the end of 2006, with a cooperation project subsequently being initiated for the commercial launch of mobile TV. The two partners withdrew from the joint project at short notice.
Swisscom still believes, however, that there is growing customer demand for digital quality mobile TV and is continuing with its plan to provide customers with attractive offerings in time for the European Football Championships. Swisscom Broadcast is currently working flat out on the development of the new transmission network and is planning to invest tens of millions of Swiss francs.
The target remains to give at least 44 per cent of the Swiss population access to mobile TV by the time of the European Football Championships next June.