Mongolia launches Korea-developed mobile broadcasting service
The T-DMB service has become the international standard since it was developed in 2007. The Mongolian T-DMB service will begin with an initial four free channels. It will add five more channels in early 2014 before they all become for-pay channels.
Since 2011, the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) has been providing the Korea-made broadcasting equipment and the technological consultation required to launch the pilot service and the commercialization of T-DMB service in Mongolia. UBDMB, the Mongolian T-DMB service provider, and UNITEL, Mongolia’s second largest mobile telecommunications company, have taken part in the pilot service.
A ceremony marking the start of T-DMB service is held in Ulaanbaatar on December 12. (photo courtesy of the MSIP)
Among those present at the launch ceremony on December 12 were officials from the Mongolian Information, Communications, Technology and Post Authority (ICTPA), the Mongolian Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) and Unitel and representatives from Korea’s MSIP.
“I am glad that Mongolia’s mobile broadcasting service has started with Korean T-DMB technologies,” said CRC Chairman Balgansuren Batsukh. “I hope the two countries will cooperate further on technological exchanges and in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications.”
So far, the countries that have adopted the T-DMB standard are Korea in 2007, Norway in 2008, Cambodia in 2009, and Mongolia in 2013. Vietnam and Laos are also considering commercialization of the service.
By Limb Jae-un
Korea.net Staff Writer