Alcatel-Lucent and SpeedCast to launch hosted DVB-H service

Alcatel-Lucent and SpeedCast Limited announced plans to jointly market, deploy and operate a shared, hosted DVB-H platform for mobile TV operators in Asia. The objective of the collaboration is to enable the seamless delivery of digital video content to operators for transmission to devices supporting the DVB-H mobile TV standard.

Alcatel-Lucent and SpeedCast will leverage their respective technologies, infrastructure and content delivery solutions to provide operators around the region with a state-of-the art DVB-H head-end. This hosted service, jointly operated by Alcatel-Lucent and SpeedCast, will enable mobile TV service providers to deliver more than 20 TV channels via satellite (in the Ku-band or in the C-band) to their transmission towers for terrestrial broadcast (in the UHF band) to DVB-H handheld devices.