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Motorola, PCCW launch mobile TV technical trial in Hong Kong

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MUMBAI: MKobvile communications service provider Motorola has announced an agreement with Hong Kong's telecom service provider PCCW.

The two parties will conduct a six-month technical trial using Motorola's end-to-end mobile TV system in Hong Kong.

The trial will run till March 2007 within Hong Kong's Quarry Bay district and will include Motorola DVB-H enabled mobile devices, network solutions and interactive services platform. During the course of the trial, PCCW will evaluate the technical capabilities and the operational performance of DVB-H in Hong Kong.

Motorola Asia Pacific president Simon Leung says, "Mobile TV is the next generation of mobile video entertainment experiences and this trial is an important step forward in bringing this experience to consumers.

"We are pleased to work together with PCCW to support their efforts and hope to see these services based on our solutions to become commercially available for Hong Kong subscribers soon after the technical trial."

Motorola says that it is committed to delivering the ultimate mobile video entertainment experiences to consumers -- and part of that vision is mobile TV. By leveraging its expertise across mobile and video, it is bringing new mobile TV enabled handsets and solutions to our partners and wireless operator customers around the globe.

Motorola says that it is actively driving development efforts in global mobile broadcast standards such as DVB-H and WiMAX and working with members of the cellular and mobile broadcast value chain to bring next generation services to market even faster for consumers.

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