Nokia and NSN to power Swisscom mobile TV

20 May 2008

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced that Swisscom’s Bluewin mobile television service is to be powered by Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. The solutions offered by Nokia and NSN are based on the open Digital Video Broadcast for Handheld (DVB-H) standard. Swisscom launched its mobile television service, Bluewin TV mobile last week; the service can be watched on DVB-H-enabled mobile devices. Swisscom provides its customers with a range of subscription plans and Nokia N77 device. Swisscom’s DVB-H broadcasts reach some 44% of the Swiss population, mostly in the area of Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Customers outside the DVB-H coverage area or without DVB-H handsets can receive Bluewin TV mobile on the Vodafone live! portal using UMTS/EDGE, which covers 99.8% of the population.