TANDBERG 3G Mobile Video Applications Drive Revenues and Provide Competitive Advantage for Service Providers
New Products Enable Interactive Mobile Video Over 3G Phones
NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, April 24, 2006 – Assisting service providers in delivering video content and interactive videoconferencing to mobile consumers, TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA.OL) today introduced unique 3G video capabilities that enable service providers, including mobile operators and content providers, to differentiate their offerings and maximize their revenues.
With the TANDBERG Video Portal, service providers manage and stream live or archived video content such as news reports, sports highlights and movie previews to 3G mobile users. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for a service provider to build a customizable user experience that 3G mobile users navigate to quickly access content over their mobile phones. Service providers seamlessly manage content from multiple content providers with the Video Portal, and content usage statistics are easily downloadable for invoicing and statistic purposes. In addition, anyone can record content to the Video Portal for applications such as real estate services and video dating from any 3G mobile phone, or a SIP or H.323 device. Furthermore, 3G content can be live streamed to the internet or television studios.
“Mobile video is providing a unique opportunity for Service Providers to capture new market share and retain customers,” said Peregrine Lobb, Product Development Manager at 4D Telecom. “TANDBERG’s mobile video solutions have enabled us to extend our highly popular Social Networking services for our increasingly mobile target audience.” 4D Telecom is currently launching a 3G Video Dating service for UK singles as part of its innovative community entertainment and business services.
Videoconferencing is another innovative mobile video application for 3G mobile users. Whether responding to emergency situations, remote troubleshooting or participating in multiple-site business meetings, 3G mobile users have the ability to interact face-to-face instantly from anywhere. With the TANDBERG 3G Gateway, service providers can offer mobile videoconferencing to their customers using a scalable and redundant solutions built to integrate with carrier infrastructures using E1/T1 or SS7. Diverse billing rates based on premium numbers or video short codes give service providers a flexible solution for maximizing call revenues.
“Furnishing mobile consumers with video content and interactive videoconferencing can drive revenue for service providers and also serve as a key marketplace differentiator in the increasingly competitive service-provider industry,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG’s Chief Executive Officer.
TANDBERG is a leading global provider of visual communication products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.net for more information. TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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