Nokia and Intel turn on mobile TV alliance

Phone potatoes

Intel, Motorola, Nokia and Texas Instruments are teaming up to promote the use of TV on mobile phones and other devices. The Mobile DTV alliance will work to promote the Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H) standard and encourage best practice.

There are currently DVB-H trials in the UK and Europe with most markets in the US expected to have DVB-H access by 2007.

The group claims the standard will benefit operators by preserving bandwidth for voice and data services - DVB-H broadcasts directly to handsets from TV masts rather than using the cellular network.

More details on Nokia's website here. ®

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