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MVDS is an acronym for terrestrial "Multipoint Video Distribution System."

MVDS currently is a part of broader MWS (Multimedia Wireless System) standards. In European Union MWS works in 10.7 - 13.5 and 40.5 - 43.5 GHz frequency bands.

Research for 42 GHz frequency has been done under the European Commition EMBRACE (Efficient Millimetre Broadband Radio Access for Convergence and Evolution) initiative.



  • EN 300 748
  • EN 301 215-3
  • EN 301 997-2

UK Standards

  • MPT 1550 (obsolete)
  • MPT 1560 (obsolete)


  • ERC/DEC/(99)15
  • ECC/REC/(01)04

Manufacturers of MVDS equipment

  • MDS America Inc
  • Newtec
  • EF Data
  • BluWan
  • Philips Broadband Network
  • Hughes Network systems
  • Thales Group (Thomson)
  • Trophy electronics
  • Technosystem Digital Network S.p.A (TDN)
  • Marconi Technology Centres (GMTT)
  • United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS)
  • DOK Ltd (Elvalink)
  • Q-par Angus Ltd
  • ROKS

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