Vodacom South Africa is in trials with digital video broadcasting handheld (DVB-H) technology it hopes to have ready in time for the 2010 soccer World Cup.
Simply put, it's a digital way of watching World Cup games on your mobile phone in glorious colour and high resolution image. The cellphone operator has received a licence for DVB-H testing from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, in preparation for entering the pay-television market with cellphones doubling up as television decoders.
South Africa is competing with Finland, Germany, Italy and France to be first in the world to launch DVB-H commercially.
Meanwhile, the Finnish mobile phone...