Chapter: Network Concepts and Standards
DVB and MPEG-2 video standards are adopted. Frequency bands are 2.5-2.69, 3.4-3.8, 12.1-12.5, 28-29 and 40.5-42 GHz. The 42 GHz band may become a pan-european allocation, while 29 GHz is widely examined outside Europe. DECT-type protocols and interfaces are foreseen for the return channel.
Photo: Philips MVDS receive antenna
Existing products, e.g. from Philips, can cover cells of up to 6 km in radius at 40 GHz. For interactive services, bit rates ranging from 6.4 kbit/s to 3.2 Mbit/s are foreseen.