Friday, October 19, 2007

ITU Approves WiMAX (IEEE Std 802.16) as Official IMT-2000 Interface

The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly granted final approval of an update to Recommendation ITU-R M.1457, the IMT-2000 specification to include a new sixth radio interface, “IMT-2000 OFDMA TDD WMAN”, that is based on the IEEE Standard 802.16, making IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) part of the IMT-2000 family. The announcement was issued today to IEEE members by Roger B. Marks, Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ofcom: no comeback for TV on analogue spectrum | The Register

Delivering the Ofcom annual lecture on Tuesday evening, the regulator's chief executive Ed Richards said he was not persuaded that TV should be allowed to use the "digital dividend" for high-definition programming. Instead, he spoke of the "golden opportunity" of using more efficient MPEG4 compression and the DVBT2 broadcast standard to squeeze HD channels into the existing Freeview band.