IPWireless, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless, has today announced that it has opened a new development centre in Aalborg, Denmark, to meet the growing European operator demand for TDtv -- a mobile TV technology developed by IPWireless that uses existing 3G spectrum to deliver high-definition, multi-channel mobile TV, digital radio, and other multimedia services at the lowest possible cost. The Aalborg facility will focus on developing TDtv terminal designs, MBSFN protocol stacks design, unicast/multicast integration as well as advanced development projects based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology.
The Aalborg TDtv development centre will support the commercial deployment of TDtv technology across Western Europe. The team has extensive background in telecom software development and 3GPP software for W-CDMA implementations. IPWireless expects the center to employ over 40 engineers by the end of the year.
The centre will be led by Henrik Dalsgaard, a telecommunications technology expert with over 20 years experience in the wireless communications industry. Mr. Dalsgaard previously directed a major research and development facility at Nokia, and was one of the founders of the wireless start-up WirTek.
"TDtv technology provides operators the ability to profitably deliver advanced, multi-channel, high-definition mobile TV services to their customers. It's a proven technology that is now ready for full commercial deployment," said Dr. Bill Jones, chief executive officer and co-founder of IPWireless. "The exceptional engineering team at Aalborg will play a crucial role in accelerating the rollout of TDtv in Europe."
"We are very excited to see an innovative company like IPWireless make an investment in Aalborg," said Mr. Jesper Jespersen, managing director of NOVI, Aalborg Science Park.
"We are privileged to have a wealth of highly experienced engineering talent in the Aalborg area," added Jon Thorgaard, deputy head of Invest in Denmark, a department of the Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "40 companies and more than 3,000 wireless communications professionals live and work here."