IVDS


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IVDS

(Interactive Video and Data Services) The wireless implementation of interactive TV. In 1994, an additional part of the VHF television spectrum (218-219 MHz), which was divided into 1450 licenses, was auctioned to the highest bidders by the U.S. government. Organizations that own these licenses will be able to provide interactive television services to subscribers in their jurisdictions. See interactive TV.
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The IVDS company located in Houston, Texas, has added to Philips Voice Request market presence in the Southwest by becoming a reseller of Pure ReQuest
FCC Auction Summary # of Auctions(*) Licensing Licenses Scheme Auctioned 1 Nationwide Narrowband PCS Nationwide 10 2 IVDS MSA 594 3 Regional Narrowband PCS Regional 30 4 A & B Block PCS MTA 99 5 C Block PCS BTA 493 6 MDS BTA 493 7 900 MHz SMR MTA 1020 8 DBS (110 W) Nationwide 1 9 DBS (148 W) Near-Nationwide 1 10 C Block PCS Reauction BTA 18 11 D, E, & F Block PCS BTA 1479 12 Cellular Unserved MSA/RSA 14 14 WCS MEA/REAG 128 15 DARS Nationwide 2 16 800 MHz SMR EA 525 17 LMDS BTA 986 Auctions(*) Net High Bids Date Opened ($) 1 Nationwide Narrowband PCS $617.