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DVB-H adoption to be delayed in Europe

Briefs | 04/30/2007 12:22 pm EDT

A new report from Strategy Analytics says that regulatory delays are hampering the availability of mobile TV spectrum in Europe and this could lead to a two- to three-year delay in DVB-H adoption. "These regulator delays, combined with the success of ISDB-T in Japan, the momentum of DMB services in Korea, the commitment of the two largest operators in the US to using MediaFlo, and the rising chorus of support for MBMS is 3GPP2 will create a much more fragmented mid-term for mobile TV adoption globally," said Chris Ambrosio, a director in Strategy Analytics' wireless practices.

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