Monday, February 14, 2005


Eventually the entire industry will speak in acronyms with a few articles and verbs thrown in at random. Seriously though, Kudelski unit Nagravision is today to announce a solution in Cannes, produced in conjunction with Gemplus and Thales, which will allow SIM authentication and billing for conditional access broadcast services over DVB-H handsets. This probably won't be an issue in the UK for some time , given capacity issues on DTT, but in markets like Italy, where MHP is already running via a prepaid card solution, this could really be an interesting development. Longer term, as functionality and storage increase, it will be interesting to see what sort of peripherals develop to make the humble mobile phone a more useful and integrated part of the elusive "digital home," as we've seen develop around the iPod phenomenon.

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