L’idea sarebbe a questo punto di lanciare un servizio basato sulla capacità trasmissiva attuale anche in Germania dopo l’Italia, dove l’inaugurazione del servizio Worldspace è prevista nel 2009. Wordlspace confida di poter concludere analoghi accordi in altre nazioni europee.
Resta aperto il piccolo problema finanziario di una azienda sulla cui operatività futura il certificatore di bilancio ha recentemente posto seri dubbi. Worldspace merita tutta la considerazione per un’idea che continua a sembrarmi bellissima. Ma in questo settore, quella che gli americani chiamano “capacità di execution” finora non mi è parsa una merce tanto diffusa.
WORLDSPACE Receives Approval for Satellite Radio Service in Germany
Company Adds German License to Existing Italian and Swiss Licenses; Additional Countries Expected Before Year-End
SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WORLDSPACE Satellite Radio one of the world leaders in satellite based digital radio service, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, WORLDSPACE Europe, received approval from Germany’s Federal Network Agency, the Bundesnetzagentur, to use 12.5 MHz of spectrum in the L-band (1479.5 – 1492 MHz) on a nation-wide basis for the operation of a terrestrial repeater network in Germany. The repeaters will work in conjunction with WORLDSPACE’s existing satellite network to provide German consumers with a subscription-based satellite radio service in automobiles.
This authorization from the Bundesnetzagentur, makes Germany the third European nation to enable satellite radio in automobiles. WORLDSPACE expects to secure licenses in additional countries before the end of the year. The Company continues to build solid momentum toward a pan-European mobile satellite radio service and has a plan to deliver its service to Germany, Italy and Switzerland with its existing in-orbit satellite network.
WORLDSPACE expects to launch its German satellite radio service shortly after its 2009 service introduction in Italy. The Company expects the funding required to launch its German service to be substantially reduced because of its new plan to use existing in-orbit satellite capacity to serve the Italian, Swiss and German markets. WORLDSPACE is currently in discussions with a number of potential strategic partners who have a strong interest in the German market.