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Nokia Siemens bags mobile TV deal in Indonesia

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile TV? DVB-H? DTV?

Nokia Siemens Networks has partnered with Global Mediacom to launch a commercial broadcast mobile TV service, based on DVB-H technology, in Indonesia in the first half of 2008.

The collaboration with Indonesia's integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment and telecommunication group is the biggest DVB-H agreement signed by Nokia Siemens globally.

Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia will be 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 to provide DVB-H integrated devices such as the Nokia N77, and work with Nokia Siemens on joint marketing activities to ensure service adoption by Indonesian consumers.

Hary Tanoesoedibjo, group president and 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."

Christian Fredrikson, head of Asia-Pacific, Nokia Siemens, said: "This is the beginning of an exciting period in the Indonesian broadcasting industry, bringing 'on the go' DTV to consumer pockets and ushers in a new era of personal interactive entertainment."

Global Mediacom and Nokia Siemens Networks will launch the first services for the Jabodetabek area in the first half of 2008.

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