Nokia to develop DVB-H service in Malaysia

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Mobile telecommunications giant Nokia is to collaborate with Malaysia's MiTV Corporation to create a mobile television service in the country built on the DVB-H standard.

The agreement to launch a DVB-H service—one of Nokia's first DVB-H commercial rollouts—in the second half of 2007 was announced at the Nokia Connection 2007 event in Singapore.

Nokia and partner Siemens Networks will provide an end-to-end solution for MiTV's mobile TV service, and maintain the necessary infrastructure.

MiTV Corporation chairman Dato IR Hj. Rosman bin Ridzwan said: "This latest collaboration with Nokia marks another important milestone in our preparation to launch our high speed mobile 3G service in the second half of this year.

"With strong industry players behind us in network infrastructure, coverage and other technologies, we are absolutely confident that we can deliver genuinely customer-driven products and services that we believe will bring the work-life balance back into their lives."

Jawahar Kanjilal, director, multimedia experiences, Nokia Multimedia Asia Pacific, said: "We are delighted to be part of this great development in Malaysia with MiTV. This marks the beginning of exciting times in the Asia Pacific broadcasting industry, bringing digital television to consumers' pockets and ushering in a new era of personal interactive entertainment. The Nokia N77 multimedia computer will be a key element of this consumer offering, and we look forward to the continuing development of broadcast mobile TV services in the region."

Lovelace Consulting  |  18.06.2007

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