Protracted negotiations with neighbouring countries are the main reason for the delay in a DVB-H tender in Poland, which should finally be announced later this month.
According to a local report, agreements over the use of frequencies in the range 470-790MHz have after a delay been finally reached with Germany, Denmark and Sweden. However, they are still ongoing with Russia, whose Kaliningrad region shares a border with Poland.
The Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) will hold back any frequencies until there is a final agreement on them. It believes a DVB-H service, covering 31 cities, could make its debut by the end of this year.
The cities hosting Euro 2012, which include Gdansk, near Russia’s Kaliningrad, will each be allocated two DVB-H channels.