Category Archives: TVE / multiscreen

Ericsson brings fast channel switching to Latin AmericaEricsson trae el "fast channel switching" a Latinoamérica

<!--:en-->Ericsson had a chance to showcase its main strategic asset for the oncoming multimedia stage in a variety of countries in the region, in conjunction with its subsidiary Tandberg, its joint venture Sony-Ericsson, its partner Sony and entertainment holding Sony-BMG. Fast channel switching on 3G is now the star of its mobile TV strategy. This facility was launched worldwide in March with Operator 3 and Norwegian Broadcaster NRK, and seems to be on the verge of entering the region.<!--:--><!--:es-->En diferentes shows en distintos pa&iacute;ses de la regi&oacute;n, Ericsson mostr&oacute; su fortaleza estrat&eacute;gica para la nueva etapa multimedia junto con su subsidiaria Tandberg, su joint venture Sony-Ericsson, su socio Sony y el holding de entretenimiento Sony-BMG. En TV m&oacute;vil la estrella es el "fast channel switching" sobre 3G que lanz&oacute; globalmente en marzo con el operador 3 y el broadcaster NRK de Noruega y que pronto podr&iacute;a llegar a la regi&oacute;n.<!--:--[...]

Huawei backs MBMS in Latin AmericaHuawei empuja MBMS en Latinoamérica

<!--:en-->Huawei is looking to launch MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) mobile TV system in Latin America, following its successful installation at China Mobile, PCCW of Hong Kong and Etisalat of United Arab Emirates (UAE). The company's strategy is to start the trial phase with regional operators who are mounting Huawei's 3G networks. While current unicast services will face network capability and spectrum limitations, MBMS will become the interactive TV option to compete with mobile broadcast.<!--:--><!--:es-->Huawei quiere comenzar en Am&eacute;rica latina con el sistema de TV m&oacute;vil MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) que ya instal&oacute; en China Mobile, en PCCW de Hong Kong y Etisalat de Emiratos &Aacute;rabes. Su estrategia es avanzar con pruebas con los operadores de la regi&oacute;n que est&aacute;n montando redes 3G de Huawei. Los actuales servicios unicast tendr&aacute;n limitaciones de espectro y capacidad de las redes, y MBMS ser&aacute; la opci&oacute;n interactiva de TV que competir&aacute; con el broadcast m&oacute;vil.<!--:--[...]

Telefónica closer to multicast over 3G than DVB-HTelefónica más cerca de multicast por 3G que de DVB-H

<!--:en-->In Spain, Movistar has objected to DVB-H business model, which allows a broadcaster to build up and to operate a mobile broadcasting network and to resell such service in the wholesale market to mobile operators so that they render such services to final users. Telef&oacute;nica bets on getting the frequency and building up and operating its own network; to such ends, the company is seeking guarantees. The new contest for this spectrum will be opened in 2008 in Spain. If Movistar does not get the frequency, its whole TV strategy in Spain and Latin America may be jeopardized.<!--:--><!--:es-->Movistar ha manifestado reparos en Espa&ntilde;a al modelo de negocio de DVB-H, que permite a un broadcaster construir y operar la red de TV m&oacute;vil y revender el servicio en forma mayorista a los operadores celulares para que &eacute;stos lo ofrezcan al cliente final. Telef&oacute;nica apuesta a obtener la frecuencia y a construir y operar ella misma la red, y quiere tener garant&iacute;as de ello. El nuevo concurso para este espectro se abrir&aacute; en 2008 en Espa&ntilde;a. Si Movistar no consigue la frecuencia, podr&iacute;a condicionar toda su estrategia de TV m&oacute;vil en Espa&ntilde;a y Latinoam&eacute;rica.<!--:--[...]

Venezuela puts a "Bolivarian" DVB-H to the testVenezuela prueba una DVB-H bolivariana en Caracas

<!--:en-->Venezuela's Government is conducting a trial of the European and Japanese digital TV systems (DVB and ISDB, respectively) to determine what the official standard will be. For this purpose, regulation authority, Conatel, has placed two transmitters and reception will be assessed over 108 different locations within the capital city. Trial has been scheduled for eight weeks plus an extra week for mobile TV, as specialist V&iacute;ctor Su&aacute;rez revealed to El Universal newspaper.<!--:--><!--:es-->El gobierno de Venezuela est&aacute; realizando en Caracas una prueba de los sistemas europeo (DVB) y japon&eacute;s (ISDB) de TV digital para decidir el est&aacute;ndar oficial. Para las pruebas, el ente regulador Conatel ha colocados dos transmisores, y la recepci&oacute;n se evaluar&aacute; en 108 puntos de la capital. El test durar&aacute; ocho semanas y una m&aacute;s para TV m&oacute;vil, seg&uacute;n revel&oacute; el especialista V&iacute;ctor Su&aacute;rez, del diario El Universal.<!--:--[...]

Irdeto tries DVB-H in Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and ArgentinaIrdeto prueba DVB-H en México, Brasil, Uruguay y Argentina

<!--:en-->Irdeto, a carrier specialized in DRM, has become the major tester of DVB-H in Latin America, surpassing classical network vendors and ranking as the strongest mobile broadcast systems' integrator in the region. The company is now completing a trial in Mexico, has already kicked off another in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and is preparing other tests in Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). For all these trials, it has been partnering with pay-TV and media holdings.<!--:--><!--:es-->La empresa Irdeto, especializada en DRM, se ha convertido en la principal impulsora de pruebas de DVB-H en Am&eacute;rica latina y ha superado a los cl&aacute;sicos proveedores de redes posicion&aacute;ndose como el integrador m&aacute;s fuerte en sistemas de broadcast m&oacute;vil en la regi&oacute;n. Est&aacute; terminando una prueba en M&eacute;xico, hab&iacute;a lanzado una en San Pablo (Brasil) y prepara otras en R&iacute;o de Janeiro, en Montevideo (Uruguay) y en Buenos Aires (Argentina), todas ellas asociado con grupos de media y TV paga.<!--:--[...]

Telcom Ventures enables way to DVB-H in Argentina and the USTelcom Ventures abre DVB-H en Estados Unidos y Argentina

<!--:en-->In the mid-90's, Telcom Ventures was awarded trunking frequency in Argentina and Brazil, and paved the way for Nextel's introduction into the market. It later got spectrum for the LMDS failed service with Teligent in the US and various other countries in Latin America, and pioneered GSM with Infotel in Venezuela. In 2007 it was granted nationwide spectrum for DVB-H in the US and it has already launched a DVB operation in Buenos Aires, in the UHF frequencies which will also be suitable for mobile TV.<!--:--><!--:es-->A mediados de los 90, Telcom Ventures obtuvo frecuencias de trunking en Argentina y Brasil y abri&oacute; el camino para el desembarco de Nextel. Luego consigui&oacute; espectro para el fallido servicio de LMDS junto con Teligent en Estados Unidos y distintos pa&iacute;ses de Latinoam&eacute;rica. Tambi&eacute;n fue pionero en GSM con Infotel en Venezuela. En 2007 consigui&oacute; espectro nacional para DVB-H en Estados Unidos y ya comenz&oacute; una operaci&oacute;n de DVB en Buenos Aires, en las frecuencias de UHF que tambi&eacute;n servir&aacute;n para TV m&oacute;vil.<!--:--[...]

DVB-H network deployment in Chile would cost between USD 28 M and USD 55 MLa red DVB-H costaría entre US$ 28 M y US$ 55 M en Chile

<!--:en-->According to Nokia's estimates, building a nationwide DVB-H network in Chile would cost USD 28 M, if installed on the QPSK system which is less bandwidth-consuming (5Mbps), and around USD 55 M, if deployed with 16QAM technology (10 Mbps). The former would enable thirteen 500-Kbps channels and the latter, which was the one implemented in Europe, twenty-two.<!--:--><!--:es-->Seg&uacute;n las estimaciones de Nokia, montar una red nacional de DVB-H en Chile podr&iacute;a costar US$ 28 millones, si se hiciera en el sistema QPSK que ocupa menor ancho de banda (5Mbps), y unos US$ 55 millones si se montara con la tecnolog&iacute;a 16QAM (10 Mbps). La primera permite poner unos 13 canales (de 500 Kbps) y la segunda alternativa, que es la que se implement&oacute; en Europa, habilita una oferta de 22 canales.<!--:--[...]

Expectations in Latam for DVB-H trial results in Las VegasExpectativa en Latam por la prueba de DVB-H en Las Vegas

<!--:en-->HiWire, who holds 12 MHz licenses in UHF channels in 80% of US top 100 markets, is moving forward to the next stage of its mobile broadcasting test of consumers in Las Vegas in the next few days. This experience has marked the arrival in North America of the European DVB-H model, which will compete with Qualcomm's MediaFLO system that Verizon is already offering in the country's principal cities, and AT&amp;amp;amp;T plans to launch in the immediate future.<!--:--><!--:es-->HiWire, que posee licencias de 12 MHz en canales de UHF en el 80% de los 100 mercados top de los EE.UU., comenzar&aacute; en los pr&oacute;ximos d&iacute;as el segundo paso de su prueba de broadcasting m&oacute;vil con consumidores en Las Vegas. Es el desembarco en Norteam&eacute;rica del modelo europeo DVB-H, para competir con el sistema MediaFLO de Qualcomm, que Verizon ya ofrece comercialmente en las principales ciudades del pa&iacute;s, y AT&amp;T lanzar&aacute; pr&oacute;ximamente.<!--:--[...]

Why Would AT&T Buy DVB-H Spectrum in USA?

<!--:en-->AT&amp;T has paid USD 25 billion for the 12 Mhz-spectrum covering 281US cities, which had been acquired by Aloha Partners for the deployment of mobile TV based DVB-H services. However, AT&amp;T is about to launch Qualcomm's MediaFLO system, which is already offered by Verizon. Such a high price makes analysts wonder whether the spectrum will be used to provide interactive services rather than mobile broadcast. There are still numerous unknowns. AT&amp;T has been looked at as a technological model by a large number of operators in Latin America, so its mobile TV strategy still conceits great attention in this region.<!--:--><!--:es-->AT&amp;T compr&oacute; por US$ 25.000 millones los 12 Mhz de espectro en 281 ciudades de Estados Unidos que Aloha Partners hab&iacute;a adquirido para desplegar servicios DVB-H de Tv m&oacute;vil. Sin embargo, AT&amp;T est&aacute; por lanzar el sistema MediaFlo de Qualcomm, que ya ofrece Verizon. Por el alto precio que pag&oacute;, los analistas creen que usar&aacute; ese espectro para servicios interactivos y no para broadcast m&oacute;vil, pero a&uacute;n hay dudas y en Am&eacute;rica Latina se sigue con atenci&oacute;n el negocio de AT&amp;T, que ha sido el modelo tecnol&oacute;gico para una gran parte de los operadores del continente.<!--:--[...]

Happy Easter!Felices Pascuas!

<!--:en-->Dear readers, Due to the Easter Holidays break, we will be coming back on Monday, March 24. Our warmest greetings and best wishes to all of you! TVTelco Latam's Team<!--:--><!--:es-->Estimados lectores, comunicamos que con motivo del receso por las festividades de Pascuas volveremos a encontrarnos el lunes 24 de marzo. Hasta entonces saludamos a todos y les deseamos lo mejor!!!! El equipo de TVTelco Latam<!--:--[...]