Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have signed a commercial mobile TV deployment contract based on Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) and OMA BCast smart card profile (SCP) technology.
NSN will supply the DVB-H solution, which will provide enhanced TV viewing on mobile phones. With OMA BCast SCP, Qtel will be able to integrate the management rights for mobile TV broadcast content, provided via DVB-H, into its existing infrastructure. This solution includes software, hardware, consulting and integration, network design and implementation services.
For the authentication of mobile TV subscribers, NSN is providing its One-BSF solution, which will help Qtel with its unified subscriber database strategy for creating a common subscriber profile to be used for both mobile and DVB-H service.
Also, Nokia, NSN’s parent company, will provide N96 handsets to test the first SCP-compliant software, which will let subscribers choose payment models and interactivity options.