Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Digital Broadcast Asia | SingTel Now Into Mobile TV

In a formal announcement to Digital Broadcasters Vendor News Asia, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) said it had launched its Mobile TV service in Singapore today using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Mobile TV streaming solution to become one of the first in Asia-Pacific. This service complements SingTel's mio TV service and adds another dimension to accessing quality pay TV content anytime, anywhere. The new service includes live TV channels with electronic program guide (EPG) information and video-on-demand (VoD) . SingTel is using Version 3.5 of Nokia Siemens Media Delivery Solution (MDS) as its Mobile TV platform while the phone application is based on Adobe’s Flash Lite technology. The MDS can incorporate video streaming (unicast), and future technologies. Respective company executives for this project are: Wong Soon Nam, VP Consumer Marketing, SingTel and Thomas Yeo, Head of SingTel Singapore Customer Team, Nokia Siemens Networks. “This deal demonstrates our ability to partner with forward thinking operators like SingTel to make the most of industry-leading solutions such as Nokia Siemens Networks’ MDS.” Digital Broadcasters Vendor News Asia regards SingTel as Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 185 million customers in eight markets including Australia.

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