Global Mediacom adopts Nokia Siemens Networks' mobile TV solution to deliver commercial services to Indonesian consumers in the first half of 2008
Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver its Biggest DVB-H* Agreement Worldwide
The strategic partnership signed between Nokia Siemens Networks and Global Mediacom – the largest and only integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment and telecommunication group in Indonesia – is the biggest DVB-H agreement signed by Nokia Siemens Networks globally, and this underscores its leadership in real business solutions including professional services, mobile technology and innovations. As a complete solutions partner, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide consulting to maximize the ability to reach and deliver compelling content to early adopters of broadcast mobile TV.
Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia is responsible for the end-to-end systems and services, which will include consulting, implementation of the entire broadcasting solution and network, systems integration and the relevant business applications. Global Mediacom is also in discussions with Nokia for Nokia to provide DVB-H integrated devices such as the Nokia N77, and work with Nokia Siemens Networks on joint marketing activities to ensure service adoption by Indonesian consumers.
Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Group President & CEO of Global Mediacom, said: "This collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks marks an important milestone in our venture into integrated media, which combines broadcasting, entertainment, and telecommunication. Supported by an experienced industry player that can provide complete solutions and services for broadcast mobile TV, we are absolutely confident that we can deliver a service that will bring a rich mobile multimedia experience for the consumer."
"This mobile TV experience, utilizing the latest DVB-H technology, will bring a customer-centric product that is truly ubiquitous. Soon, our customers will be able to watch the latest news, the upcoming Olympic Games, engage in interactive TV shows or even catch their favorite TV series anywhere, anytime, directly on their mobile devices, bringing them closer to the information and entertainment," added Agus Mulyanto, Ph. D., CEO of broadcast mobile TV business.
Christian Fredrikson, Head of Asia-Pacific, Nokia Siemens Networks, said: "We are proud to be a part of history in pioneering broadcast mobile TV experience in Indonesia, through our partnership with Global Mediacom. This demonstrates Nokia Siemens Networks’ capabilities in consulting and systems integration and that we are a mature strategic partner in the area of broadcast mobile multimedia solutions. It is in line with our strategy to support innovation together with our customers and our vision of connecting 5 billion people globally by 2015."
"This is the beginning of an exciting period in the Indonesian broadcasting industry, bringing ‘on the go’ digital television to consumer pockets and ushers in a new era of personal interactive entertainment. With our commitment to provide complete solutions, customers will be able to enjoy a superior quality broadcast mobile TV experience with Nokia multimedia handsets which support DVB-H technology," added Fredrikson.
Global Mediacom and Nokia Siemens Networks will launch the first services for the Jabodetabek area in the first half of 2008.
About Broadcast Mobile TV
DVB-H technology enables the TV service you are familiar with at home to be broadcasted to your mobile device. DVB-H provides a superior end-user experience in the mobile environment with excellent picture quality and reduced battery consumption. With extensive pilots of broadcast mobile TV currently taking place across the globe\\\, involving leading broadcasters, mobile operators, broadcast network operators and handset manufacturers, the market for commercial broadcast services is expected to grow throughout 2008.
What is Mobile TV Broadcasting?
Mobile TV Broadcasting allows the user to watch their favourite TV programmes such as dramas, news, music, sports and documentaries on their mobile device. The service works by receiving a digital TV broadcast signal optimised for mobile devices over the air in much the same way as televisions at home do. Through the technology, channel guides will also be broadcast allowing users to keep abreast of the latest programmes on air.
Broadcast mobile TV is not the same as a streaming video service over packet-based services where each user retrieves a dedicated stream of the (TV) program or video clip. Rather, one broadcast TV signal can be received at any time by any number of users enjoying high picture quality and low battery power consumption.
More information about broadcast mobile TV can be obtained from www.nokia.com/mobiletv.
About Global Mediacom
Global Mediacom is the largest and the only integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment and telecommunication group in Indonesia with operations that encompass content production, content distribution, television and radio broadcasting, newspaper, magazine, tabloids, telecommunication operator, mobile content aggregator, value added services provider, and IT system integrator. For more information, please visit http://www.mediacom.co.id
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com