SK Telecom last week reported disappointing sales of handsets designed to receive digital TV signals. According to SK Telecom's mobile TV unit, TU Media, the company has sold only 24,000 TV-enabled mobile phones. SK Telecom's new service, called satellite digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB), promises to offer TV content delivered from satellites to phones and in-vehicle wireless devices. TU Media says it plans to sell 600,000 TV-enabled handsets by year's end. Mobile TV has emerged as a hot topic for debate in the wireless industry. Backers of mobile TV claim that the technology promises to help the industry boost non-voice revenues. Critics claim there is little interest in the services among consumers.
For more on SK Telecom's mobile TV initiative:
- see this story from the Asia Times
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