UK operators switch on mobile TV trial

 

3, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone launch joint test.

Mobile operators 3 UK, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have launched a joint mobile TV trial.

The technology adopted by the firms for the test broadcasts is TDtv, a UMTS TD-CDMA-3GPP Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Services standard-based system.

The trial, scheduled to run to the end of the year, aims to provide insights for mobile operators into the potential of using existing spectrum and infrastructure to deliver mobile TV and other multimedia services.

TDtv is designed to enable mobile operators to deliver multiple TV channels to an unlimited number of customers. Mobile operators deploying TDtv would also be able to deliver digital audio, multicast or other IP datacast services.

TDtv base stations provided by IPWireless have been deployed on 12 cell sites covering parts of Bristol in the UK to provide broadcast services to TDtv-enabled smartphones.

Mobile broadband television firm MobiTV will provide the client application, as well as facilitate the mobile content and operational components of the trial.

TDtv operates in the universal unpaired 3G spectrum bands available across Europe and Asia at 1900MHz and 2010MHz.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


UK operators switch on mobile TV trial
 
 
 
Top Stories
Australia's digital crescendo
Barely unpacked from his move from Amsterdam, Southern Cross Austereo's new digital boss Vijay Solanki is looking for Australia's untapped potential.
 
Turnbull nabs UK govt digital guru as DTO chief
Inaugural CEO to lead change agenda.
 
NBN to offer TV connections through fibre for greenfields
Ditching aerials to come at a cost.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Xerocon is heading to Melbourne!
Jul 1, 2015
We're not saying Xero is our FAVOURITE or anything, but Xero's 2015 Xerocon conference is being ...
New Microsoft Office apps for Android phones
Jun 26, 2015
Microsoft's latest Office apps for Android now work on phones as well as tablets, further ...
Windows 10 UK price revealed, but don't believe everything you hear
Jun 26, 2015
Windows 10 £99 price tag for users in the UK (who presumably don't already have Win 7 Pro ...
Now Xero notifies iOS users of new transactions
Jun 24, 2015
The latest version of Xero's iPhone app includes notifications when new transactions arrive from ...
Your Essential Cloud Toolbox
Jun 22, 2015
When BIT interviewed Receipt Bank country manager Sophie Hossack, we asked for her thoughts on ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Is site blocking effective in stopping piracy?


   |   View results
Yes
  2%
 
No
  86%
 
Somewhat
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 716

Vote