Monday, February 13, 2006

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?

Mobile TV is the hot topic at 3GSM, the big convention on third-generation cell phones that started Monday, but some analysts worry the potential for television on cell phones is over-hyped.

A dubious business model, the battle over standards, and the sluggish uptake of third-generation mobiles services all could mean a fuzzy reception for mobile TV.

“Mobile operators who have a dream of being mobile media companies are not being realistic,” said John Strand, CEO of wireless research firm Strand Consult.


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