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Mobile

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

Multimedia mobiles set to surpass TV shipments

According to research consultancy MultiMedia Intelligence, worldwide unit shipments of multimedia feature rich mobile phones will exceed 300 million units in 2008, outnumbering shipments of TV sets. Multimedia phones have at least 1 megapixal image capture, MP3 audio, video Playback, Java, USB, Bluetooth, 16-bit screen colour, QVGA resolution, WAP and MMS. Revenue from these handsets […]

November 28, 2007

Spain puts DVB-H TV on hold

From David Del Valle in Madrid The launch of DVB-H mobile TV in Spain has been put on hold until the next Government’s mandate following the general elections in March 2008. The General Secretary of Telecommunications, Francisco Ros, confirmed that the DVB-H mobile TV plans “stand adjourned”. The lack of a specific legal framework which […]

November 26, 2007

S2M TV service launch

S2M (satellite to mobile), a Dubai-based company specialising in satellite broadcasting, is planning to launch the region’s first satellite-to-mobile TV service in the MENA region early next year. S2M will launch its own satellite, allowing TV and radio stations to broadcast across the Middle East and North Africa. The company will combine satellite technology with […]

November 26, 2007

MDA seeks public views on Singapore mobile TV

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) is conducting a public consultation from now till January 4th 2008 to seek feedback on the Authority's proposed policy and regulatory framework for mobile TV services. The move to facilitate the commercial deployment of mobile TV in Singapore – coming soon after the successful commercial deployment of High-Definition […]

November 26, 2007

TV Guide to mobile

TV Guide Mobile has reached an agreement with mobile service Helio to provide TV guidance, editorial commentary and entertainment news directly to its members' wireless devices. The deal with Helio — a joint venture of SK Telecom and EarthLink that provides voice and data services over a national third-generation network — will allow its members […]

November 26, 2007

ITV mobile communities

ITV will launch a series of mobile communities for its shows that will be branded MyITV, including X-Factor, Loose Women, Britain's Got Talent, ITV Sport (covering the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and the Formula 1 Grand Prix), and Emmerdale. Loop Mobile has been signed to create the communities based on its MOKO platform. […]

November 19, 2007

ITV Hot Desk mobile show

ITV has revealed its first made-for-mobile production, a celebrity interview show. 'The Hot Desk' will be free to viewers and funded through sponsorship.

November 16, 2007