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DMB Service Planned for Indonesia

A partnership between electronics company PT Agis Tbk, IPTV and mobile TV systems integrator Broadband Network Systems Ltd. (BNS) and Toshiba is looking to bring a national DMB service to Indonesia.
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A partnership between electronics company PT Agis Tbk, IPTV and mobile TV systems integrator Broadband Network Systems Ltd. (BNS) and Toshiba is looking to bring a national DMB-based mobile TV network to Indonesia.

"With a youthful population and low but fast growing mobile penetration, Indonesia is the perfect market for a broadcast-based mobile TV service," stated Anna Maria, senior officer at Agis, which will operate the service.

Toshiba will supply head-end and transmission equipment and management software for the network, as well as provide technical and operating expertise.

"DMB provides efficient spectrum usage which is a major advantage over other technologies that require UHF frequencies," stated BNS CEO Jeffrey Soong in a press release. "It makes this technology ideal for a vast country like Indonesia and we are excited to follow our recent IPTV and mobile TV projects in the region with this project."

DMB is based upon the Eureka-147 DAB standard. The service is expected to launch sometime in 2008.

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