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Mobile TV: reception still not good enough

Published: 2009-07-06

This article looks at the countries with the largest subscribers as well as at a few failed services to identify the key factors for mobile TV adoption. If not using broadcast standards, it is possible to deliver mobile TV services through 3G via UMTS which is primarily offered by Western European mobile operators. However, there is a gradual shift towards broadcast standards in the region due to the quality (lower resolution compared to DVB-H) and network capacity issues related to mobile TV over UMTS and the European Commission's promotion of DVB-H.

Published: 2009-07-06

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