Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Alcatel Creates Mobile Broadcast Business Unit

Alcatel has created a new internal venture dedicated to Mobile TV. Olivier Coste has been named President of this new activity. Coste has been Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development for Alcatel's Space activities since the beginning of 2004, monitoring large programs as Galileo. Previously, he held senior positions within Alcatel's components and enterprise activities.

Alcatel said that while significant consumer appetite for Mobile TV is growing, current mobile networks are limited in the number of users that can simultaneously receive mobile TV in a given cell. The new unit will develop technologies, build the necessary ecosystem and promote a solution to this challenge.

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