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Fastweb MVNO

FASTWEB has signed a mobile virtual network operator agreement with 3 Italia, the mobile media company 7.7 million subscribers. The agreement will enable FASTWEB to offer mobile telephone services to its residential and business clients. The partnership agreement will give FASTWEB complete freedom in defining and developing its services and, thanks to the integration of […]

December 7, 2007

France 24 mobile

On its first anniversary, France 24, announces new mobile services and an agreement with Nokia. There will be – on demand access to its channel content, in three languages – French, English and Arabic – directly on mobile phones. The channel has also created The Observers to present user generated news content from around the […]

December 7, 2007

Nokia: entertain yourselves

Nokia believes up to a quarter of the entertainment consumed by people in five years time will have been created, edited and shared within their peer circle rather than coming out of traditional media groups. This phenomenon, dubbed ‘Circular Entertainment’, has been identified by Nokia as a result of a global study into the future […]

December 6, 2007

Mobile TV: Subscribers but no profits

According to Mobile TV: Business Models and Opportunities from Screen Digest, MNOs must offer mobile TV but won't make any money from it in the near term. Looking across 25 countries it concludes that in the short term network operators don't stand to make much profit from offering mobile TV services yet they must offer […]

December 4, 2007

EU stands by DVB-H

DVB-H will be the European Union’s standard for mobile television broadcasting, the European Commission said as it tries to boost the mobile broadcasting sector.”DVB-H will be published by the Commission in the list of official EU standards,” the EU’s executive said in a statement. “As a result, all EU Member States will have to support […]

November 30, 2007

Countries unhappy over EU DVB-H ruling

The EU's decision to back DVB-H technology as the standard for mobile TV broadcasts in all member countries is under attack from Germany, Britain and the Netherlands. EU media commissioner Viviane Reding, wants to put DVB-H on a list of official standards, and could compel member states to adopt the mobile technology as early as […]

November 29, 2007

Verizon on all devices

Verizon Wireless plans to open its mobile network to all devices and mobile Internet applications next year. The company has unveiled a package of free software to try to stimulate the development of handsets that are open to any Internet service. The move marks an apparent reversal of course by the second-biggest US mobile carrier […]

November 29, 2007

3G LTE: future of mobile broadband

Juniper Research predicts that subscriber numbers for 3G LTE (Long Term Evolution) will approach 24 million by 2012, just two years after the early versions of the technology are expected to be deployed. The report highlights that LTE is expected to be the long-term successor in mobile broadband as it offers a migration path from […]

November 29, 2007

Telefónica extends Imagenio to mobile

From David Del Valle in Madrid Telefónica is to extend its IPTV service, Imagenio, one of the most successful IPTV operators in Europe, to mobile phones in the first half of 2008. Its first mobile IPTV services will be available in the first half of 2008 on its market-leading mobile phone service Movistar, with more […]

November 28, 2007

Mobile adult content revenues $3.5bn by 2010

The increasing adoption of streamed video and video chat services, fuelled by a sharp rise in the adoption of 3G services, will push revenues derived from mobile adult services to nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a report by Juniper Research. The report also found that a significant proportion of new revenues were expected […]

November 28, 2007