Motorola and PCCW Launch Mobile TV Technical Trial in Hong Kong
Demonstrates End-to-End Solution Based on DVB-H Standard
HONG KONG – 20 September 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in mobile communications today announced an agreement with PCCW-HKT Telephone Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s leading telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008, NYSE ADR: PCW), to conduct a six-month technical trial using Motorola’s end-to-end Mobile TV system in Hong Kong.
The trial will run from September 2006 to 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.
“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,” said Simon Leung, president of Motorola Asia Pacific. “We’re 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 Mobile TV Momentum
Motorola is committed to delivering the ultimate mobile video entertainment experiences to consumers – and part of that vision is mobile TV. By leveraging our expertise across mobile and video, we are bringing exciting new mobile TV enabled handsets and solutions to our partners and wireless operator customers around the globe. A technology leader, Motorola 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.
DVB-H stands for Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld, a technical specification for bringing broadcast services to handheld devices. The DVB-H standard supports live broadcast channels and events as well as on-demand content. With strong support from the industry, DVB-H is gaining momentum around the world and is the only broadcast standard forecasted for commercial deployment on all continents. End users will benefit from the enrichment in personal utility and productivity through anytime/anywhere access to entertainment and information.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008, NYSE ADR: PCW) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a leader in Information and Communications Technologies in Asia. While expanding opportunities in mainland China in partnership with China Network Communications Group Corporation, PCCW continues to enhance Hong Kong’s role as a regional center of technological excellence through innovative services in new generation fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband, information technology, wireless communications, and IPTV (through its successful now TV network operated by PCCW subsidiary, PCCW Media Limited). Internationally, PCCW is proceeding with the phased rollout of a sophisticated wireless broadband network in the United Kingdom. PCCW also provides cutting-edge technical services to network operators worldwide. PCCW subsidiary Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited is engaged in property development.
To learn more about PCCW, go to www.pccw.com.
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