3GSM Wire — Day 1

Sony Ericsson and Nokia to co-operate on DVB-H interoperability (PDF): Nokia has signed up Sony Ericsson to work on DVB-H.
PT MECA, SCTV and Nokia Cooperate to Pilot Broadcast Mobile TV over DVB-H Technology in Indonesia by 2H2006 (PDF): “Scheduled to start from the second half of 2006 for six months, the pilot will enable the parties involved to accurately assess the viability of Mobile TV service in Indonesia.” It will test technical aspects as well as consumer expectations.
BenQ Siemens and LG look to Flash to improve interfaces: BenQ Siemens and LG have both independently announced that they will be offering Adobe’s Flash as standard on handsets by the end of the year.”
Never mind what it does, it’s what the mobile looks like that counts: No, this article isn’t talking about iPods, it’s talking about mobile phones…”They have spent billions on the latest technology, cramming our mobile phones with everything from e-mail and cameras to videos and music…Now it turns out that all their customers really want is a mobile that looks good.”
IM, Music Lead 3GSM Agenda: “All of the operators that signed letters of intent have agreed to the GSM Association principle that IM will be a paid service on mobile phones, but users will only need to pay to send, not to receive, messages.”
US firm plays big brother for parents
Ringing in the changes: 3GSM is all about mobile TV, but there’s a whole score of reasons why it won’t take off…and when it does it may not be the big guys who’ll be successful…
Brightpoint Announces Agreement with Motricity to Sell Mobile Content
Access Launches Latest Browser: The NetFront Browser v3.4 has “evolved from browser technology to a “Versatile Service Platform,” where multiple applications can seamlessly combine online and offline content”.
Motorola: Microsoft DRM will boost mobile music: Mobile handset manufacturer Motorola has announced that it is integrating Microsoft’s digital rights management (DRM) technology into a number of its handsets.
Mobile TV? Please Stand By: TV on cell phones is generating the most buzz at the 3GSM show, but can the industry live up to the hype? “wireless operators are expecting to pay significantly less for top-quality content than the entertainment companies are expecting. There might be a glut of content out there, but only the shows from big media companies will prove popular with viewers, and that will cost much more than the mobile firms understand”
Mobile apps take centre stage at 3GSM: The major names from the mobile and PC sectors will be outlining their plans for the future of voice and data on the move.
NDS for Advance Protection to Mobile TV
Mobile TV to top agenda at 3GSM World Congress: “Of the mobile broadcast TV solutions on offer, digital mobile broadcast (DMB) has stolen a march on the market and will be the technology of choice for the next couple of years in a number of markets worldwide, comments David McQueen, Principal Analyst, at Informa Telecoms & Media. Competing broadcast technologies DVB-H and Qualcomm MediaFLO solution may then be able to compete effectively, once complex issues such as regulation, capacity and spectrum planning have been overcome.”
3GSM Diary: Loose lips at LHR, mobile TV, mobile IM and more
TI switches on mobile TV at 3GSM: TI’s DTV1000 Hollywood single-chip solution and OMAP2420 device uses the DVB-H mobile TV standard and can achieve 1.5 second average channel switching time, 30+ channels of live TV programming, battery life of 3.5+ hours, and up to 30fps delivery speed, the company claims.