Handset users in Indonesia will get their mobile TV on the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology. This same broadcast technology is used for transmitting digital TV to mobile handset users in Japan and Korea, and today Indonesia’s PT Agis announced that it has formed a partnership with IPTV systems integrator Broadband Network Systems (BNS) and Toshiba. Together the partnership will construct a nationwide broadcast-based mobile TV network service using DMB.
DMB is one of several technologies competing, including Media-Flo and DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld) to become a global standard for delivering broadcast TV to mobile handsets. When, or more accurately if completed, this would make the Indonesia the third Southeast Asian country to adopt the digital broadcast standard.