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November 17, 2006

Dubai Media City will begin DVB-H commercial trial early next year

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of UAE (TRA) has granted Dubai Media City (DMC) a license to start the first ever commercial trial of DVB-H in the region.

DMC will partner with du the UAE new telecom operator to start trial early next year, the DVB-H initiative will also include Dubai Media Incorporated and Emirates Media Incorporated.

"The DVB-H initiative brings together the expertise of leading media and telecom players. DMC will leverage its strong links with the media sector and its 1200-strong industry cluster to further build the DVB-H partnership,"
- Dr Amina Al Rustamani, executive director of Media, TECOM Investments.

DVB-H will enable subscriber to watch Live TV programs wherever they are, which will open exciting range of possibilities for Media companies operating out of Dubai Media City.

The service will first be introduced in Dubai, then Abu Dhabi and later the entire UAE. Nokia, LG and Samsung are the first to introduce DVB-H handset in the UAE market, and a lot more DVB-H enabled handset from other manufacturers will be introduced end of this year and early next year.

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