WorldSpace receives approval for German terrestrial repeater network

WorldSpace Europe has 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 nationwide 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 says it expects to secure licences in additional countries before the end of the year.

(Source: WorldSpace)