Nokia: mobile TV takeup slow

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Nokia said last week that adoption of mobile TV services in Europe has been slower than anticipated.

It said that many users have preferred to download mobile TV using 3G-based services rather than use dedicated mobile broadcast technologies.

Head of Nokia’s Internet Services division Niklas Savander said mobile broadcast services had been adopted by only a handful of networks across Europe.

Nokia has been a major supporter of DVB-H, the mobile broadcast technology that was recently mandated by the EU as Europe’s mobile broadcast platform. However, Savander said that many users and networks had opted for 3G-based services instead.

"We have seen that there are multiple segments who are not interested in the broadcasting, but rather in downloads. Roll-out is slower than we anticipated a couple of years ago," he said.

 

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