Monday, November 28, 2005

Digital Multimedia Broadcast To be Offered Free in South Korea

Hey today's my 400th Blog posting...

It's been announced that South Korea will begin terrestrial digital multimedia broadcast (DMB) services this week.

The technology allows users to watch TV broadcasts and other multimedia content moving at up to 200 km/h on their cellular phones, PDAs and laptops.

Unlike the satellite DMB service which started earlier this year for a fee of about US$13 a month, the terrestrial DMB service will be free of charge. Users will be able to enjoy the service on the subway starting from next January.

The government said the service will start in the metropolitan area but will be expanded throughout the country by the end of next year.

Korea's video-on-the-go technology is also expected to expand overseas. Plans call for the service to soon be exported to Germany, Mexico and China, and Britain.

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