|Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver its Biggest DVB-H* Agreement Worldwide|
|Friday, 25 January 2008|
Nokia Siemens Networks, together with Global Mediacom, today announced a joint collaboration to launch a commercial broadcast mobile TV service, based on Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) technology, in Indonesia in the first half of 2008.
The strategic partnership signed between Nokia Siemens Networks and Global Mediacom – the largest and only integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment and telecommunication group in Indonesia – is the biggest DVB-H agreement signed by Nokia Siemens Networks globally, and this underscores its leadership in real business solutions including professional services, mobile technology and innovations. As a complete solutions partner, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide consulting to maximize the ability to reach and deliver compelling content to early adopters of broadcast mobile TV.
Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia is 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 for Nokia to provide DVB-H integrated devices such as the Nokia N77, and work with Nokia Siemens Networks on joint marketing activities to ensure service adoption by Indonesian consumers.
Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Group President & 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.”
“This mobile TV experience, utilizing the latest DVB-H technology, will bring a customer-centric product that is truly ubiquitous. Soon, our customers will be able to watch the latest news, the upcoming Olympic Games, engage in interactive TV shows or even catch their favorite TV series anywhere, anytime, directly on their mobile devices, bringing them closer to the information and entertainment,” added Agus Mulyanto, Ph. D., CEO of broadcast mobile TV business.
Christian Fredrikson, Head of Asia-Pacific, Nokia Siemens Networks, said: “We are proud to be a part of history in pioneering broadcast mobile TV experience in Indonesia, through our partnership with Global Mediacom. This demonstrates Nokia Siemens Networks’ capabilities in consulting and systems integration and that we are a mature strategic partner in the area of broadcast mobile multimedia solutions. It is in line with our strategy to support innovation together with our customers and our vision of connecting 5 billion people globally by 2015.”
“This is the beginning of an exciting period in the Indonesian broadcasting industry, bringing ‘on the go’ digital television to consumer pockets and ushers in a new era of personal interactive entertainment. With our commitment to provide complete solutions, customers will be able to enjoy a superior quality broadcast mobile TV experience with Nokia multimedia handsets which support DVB-H technology,” added Fredrikson.
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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