Satellite radio operator ONDAS Media has been officially registered as an operator by the Spanish regulatory authority CMT (Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones). The licence will allow ONDAS to operate its planned subscription service across the European Union.
“ONDAS Media requires various spectrum allocation and operational licences for the launch of its satellite radio and media services throughout Europe,” said Celso Azevedo, CEO of ONDAS Media. “The Spanish CMT authorisation is critical because it will act as the gateway to validate the operational broadcast of our services in all other EU member states.” He said that the Spanish registration would help smooth the process in other markets.
In October 2006, the Spanish administration filed an application for the allocation of satellite spectrum with the ITU. In addition to its satellite capacity ONDAS is seeking L-band frequencies to provide gap fillers in urban areas and mountainous regions.