The Finnish authorities have awarded a third digital terrestrial television multiplex to DNA. The licence for multiplex VHF C runs through until December 31, 2016.
The acquisition of cable business Welho helped fuel DNA’s fixed line network in 2010.
The consolidation of Finnish cableco Welho into DNA boosted the communications provider by 8.4% as the company reported third quarter net sales of €181 million.
HD services are to be made available over the terrestrial platform in Finland following an agreement between DNA, already the country’s largest cable operator, and Ericsson.
The Finnish Council of state has confirmed that DNA’s purchase of the Welho cable business will have no effect on the telco’s licences.
The Finnish operator DNA has said that as of today (October 8) it is the first service operator in Finland to offer its mobile phone customers television services on the mobile TV network.