The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico is moving forward with the tender process for 148 DTT networks. Initially, there were 86 interested companies, but only 24 submitted the information required by the regulator, reported El Economista.
Between February 6 and March 3, the companies submitted the information required by IFT. Now, from 5 to 7 April the agency will notify them if they need more documentation, so the number could reduce once again.
The process is expected to be concluded in October. These are licenses for the commercial exploitation of 148 channels for the provision of public digital TV services in 124 different coverage areas throughout the country. The tender includes transmission channels in the VHF band (channels 7 to 13) and in the UHF band (channels 14 to 36). A 12 MHz spectrum accumulation limit is contemplated in the area of coverage.