Asia Express - Data Communications
NTT DoCoMo to Provide TV Broadcasts for Mobile Phone Users in Japan
September 10, 2010
A Japanese government advisory panel decided on September 8, 2010 to grant mobile TV broadcasting license to NTT DoCoMo, according to Nikkei. Both Japanese telecom giants KDDI and DoCoMo have engaged in the competition for providing mobile broadcasting service for the country. DoCoMo is projected to team up with several major TV and radio broadcasters for delivering multimedia content, such as TV shows, over a new platform to mobile devices. The new platform is reported to be developed by DoCoMo itself, while the platform that KDDI proposed is said to be developed by US Qualcomm. The new mobile broadcasting service is slated to begin in the sprint of 2012.