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150 Cities Complete CMMB Network Construction

People.com, 1/20/09

CMMB operator China Satellite Mobile Broadcasting Corporation (CSMBC) recently revealed that the company has completed CMMB network construction in 113 prefecture-level cities nationwide, bringing the number of cities with network coverage to 150. Hebei province and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region have achieved coverage in all prefecture-level cities within their borders.

As of January 13, 2009, CSMBC had completed single-frequency network construction in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Yinchuan, Shijiazhuang, Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xi'an, and Nanjing with a total of 55 high-powered transmitters. Of these, Beijing has established a single-frequency network composed of 8 high-powered transmitters, providing outdoor coverage of over 95% of areas inside Beijing's 5th Ring Road.

Single-frequency network construction and planning is currently intensifying in 15 other cities including Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Nanning, Chengdu, Xining, Ningbo, Xiamen, Harbin, Changchun, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou, Nanchang, and Urumqi.

Keywords: CMMB coverage CSMBC network construction television mobile phone TV

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