Regulation & Policy News - In brief

Regulation & Policy

- The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) annual Global Symposium for Regulators is set to meet in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2-4 October 2012. African communication regulators will be there.

- At the 71st meeting of the steering board of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) international industry-led consortium, approval was given for an update of the DVB-Satellite 2 (DVB-S2) standard for use with wideband transponders. The update will allow efficient use of wideband transponders which are now becoming available. A new annex addresses the use of DVB-S2 over satellite transponders, which are no longer 30 to 80 MHz wide but may have a bandwidth of several hundred MHz. A new version of the DVB-S2 BlueBook as well as the corresponding ETSI European Norm (EN 302 307) is to be published to include the new time slicing technology for wideband transponders. For more information log on here: