Nokia: mobile TV takeup slow


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.