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Samsung, Nokia team on mobile TV interoperability

Posted: 18 Apr 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile TV interoperability? DVB-H enabled mobile devices? OMA BCAST standard?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Nokia Corp. will join forces to achieve interoperability among their DVB-H enabled mobile devices and the open standards based Nokia network services system. Both companies will work together to support solutions based on the open OMA BCAST standard available for operator partners interested in deploying multi-vendor mobile TV services and trials in 2007 and onwards.

"Within DVB-H technology, Samsung has already commercialized handsets based on the CBMS OSF standard, and will develop the OMA BCAST standard based mobile TV handset. Its inclusion in our product portfolios will enhance our customers' flexibility to choose suitable standards based on their business models," said Kwang Suk Hyun, senior vice president of alliance team of Samsung.

"Nokia warmly welcomes the collaboration in accelerating the adoption of DVB-H based mobile TV services to the market. We see that the OMA BCAST standard is essential in launching mobile TV services on a global scale," said Harri Mannisto, director, multimedia, Nokia. "Further, the well-defined service and content protection profiles within the OMA BCAST standard such as the already available OMA DRM, provides a suitable path towards standardized solutions enabling a coherent and open market for worldwide mobile TV deployments."

Parallel to supporting mobile operators launching mobile TV services based on existing technologies in their networks, Samsung and Nokia are active in ongoing standardization and technology development to optimize the broadcast mobile TV experience. The companies will work on interoperability efforts using the open OMA standard while continuing to participate in industry-wide interoperability efforts within the related standardization bodies.

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