Nokia and Motorola are jointly promoting the wider adoption of broadcast mobile TV services with the interoperability of their DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld)-enabled mobile devices and network services.
The handset manufacturers will work together to support products based on open DVB-H standards available for operator partners interested in deploying multi-supplier mobile TV services from this year.
Analyst Informa says the mobile TV market is about to take off, and that by 2010 there are anticipated to be more than 50 million DVB-H enabled mobile devices sold globally.
Nokia and Motorola said the deployment of mobile TV services will offer new business opportunities for companies across the value chain, including content and broadcast companies, mobile service providers, infrastructure and handset manufacturers and technology providers.
The availability of interoperable DVB-H enabled devices and services is a key factor in further opening up the market.
DVB-H technology is designed to offer high service level quality, low battery consumption and offers the end-user the ability to simultaneously receive broadcasts while using other mobile services such as telephony and internet access on their device.
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