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Domestic shipments of 3G handsets in China are expected to rise by nearly a factor of six in 2010 driven by aggressive subsidies from wireless carriers that reduce consumer pricing for cellphones.
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China Mobile has a clear advantage in having CMMB enabled tuners available in its handsets, afeature which is not available with the other operators. The primary issue in case of Mobile TV, and in particular where subscription based TV is concerned has been the availability of handsets widely enough for mobile TV to be practical. Even though there are over 500 million smartphones out in the market today, virtually none of them carry tuners for receiving any transmission of mobile TV. This is partly due to the fact that there have been multiple standards and virtually only one standard for Mobile TV i.e. MediaFLO. The result was that AT&T and Verizon wireless which fronted the development of Mobile TV based on FLO in USA, did it with just a couple of handsets ( such as LG Vu). But this was the case only till 2009. Late in 2009, the standards of ATSC Mobile DTV have been adopted, which are likely to change the scene completely. In complete contrast is the case for Mobile TV in Japan and Korea, where it is free to air. In Japan, virtually all handsets now come with an ISDB tuner ( the Japanese standard for TV) built in for mobile TV reception. The result? More than 80 million devices have been shipped with mobile TV tuners. In Korea, nearly 20 million handsets have been shipped with DMB-T tuners, the standard for mobile TV in Korea. USA is now ripe for mobile TV rollout on two counts. First, the ATSC Mobile DTV based networks will rollout strongly in 2010 through 2011, prompting more and more handsets to come out with built in tuners. Secondly, MediaFLO which now has a countrywide footprint with availability of spectrum is also widening its offerings including standalone receivers. The situation can change quite dramatically before we close 2011 with mobile TV capable handsets being used much more frequently and casually than can be envisaged today. http://tv2mtv.com
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