The reallocation of Britain's radio spectrum could be attempted much earlier than the proposed official date of 2012, according to leading industry figures.
The spectrum needed is currently being used for analogue TV and may be allocated to either mobile operators or high definition television broadcasts, or both if a technical fix can be achieved.
The last analogue TV signal is due to be switched off in 2012, although some regions will lose it up to four years earlier.
"I have not heard anything definite," said David Wood, head of Symbian. "But something will have to be sorted out. We know the market is there for mobile TV and DVH-B is a very clever and powerful system."
Wood added that Symbian will remain standards agnostic for the time being, supporting both standards.
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