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Nokia and TeliaSonera Sweden trial broadcast mobile TV using DVB-H technology and Nokia N92 mobile TV devices
TeliaSonera marks a new customer for Nokia Mobility Hosting
The contract highlights Nokia's strong end-to-end capability as the system comprises of products and solutions from Nokia's Multimedia and Networks business groups.
The system is currently being installed at the Nokia facility in Kista, Stockholm, supported by Nokia's consulting and integration services. The system will be hosted and managed by the Nokia team, to allow TeliaSonera Sweden to offer the full benefits of mobile television. The system will be in extensive use in Gothenburg and Stockholm from early August until year-end. TeliaSonera marks a new customer for Nokia Mobility Hosting.
"Nokia is very pleased to be working so closely with TeliaSonera Sweden in this new area of DVB-H based mobile TV. We believe strongly in the capability of this technology as well as in the mobile TV service, and we are looking forward to verify the full potential of mobile TV together with TeliaSonera Sweden," says Jan Lindgren, Vice President, Networks, Nokia.
Nokia delivers a complete DVB-H system including Nokia Mobile Broadcast System 3.0 and Nokia N92 devices.
"Broadcast mobile TV is an interesting new service for TeliaSonera Sweden to consider. It fits well with our ambition to offer our customers a wide range of innovative services while at home as well as on the move. By trialing the DVB-H technology together with Nokia we can further explore the possibilities in this area and gain an even better understanding of our customers' expectations," says Anders Bruse, Senior Vice President, Products and Services, TeliaSonera Sweden.
DVB-H technology complements existing operator networks, optimizing capacity and quality. It offers consumers the chance to enjoy high quality terrestrial digital broadcasts along with voice telephony and internet access all in a single device. Broadcast mobile TV will offer new business opportunities for mobile service providers, content and broadcast companies, infrastructure and handset manufacturers as well as technology providers.
The feedback from different mobile TV pilots has been promising. The recent interim results from the Oxford mobile TV trial showed that there is clear consumer demand for the service and that 83% of the pilot participants are satisfied with the end-to-end service provided.
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