Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.
Archived report. This report was archived in 2012 and has not been updated since. Many industry commentators have hoped during the past few years that mobile TV, representing a convergence between the mobile and broadcasting sectors, would lead to considerable changes in the way people used the technologies and services offered by both industries. However a number of barriers remain which prevent consumers taking to mobile TV services in sufficient numbers for ‘tipping points’ to be reached. These include a continuing lack of awareness of the mobile TV and video services on offer, and their cost.
Furthermore video based content is to a greater extent being included within various Apps, and charging for video based services separately is thus becoming increasingly difficult. This applies in particular to telcos: while they were the first players to start with mobile portals and walled Internet gardens; they entirely misjudged the business models required to develop their own revenue around these new developments.
This report explores the development of mobile TV at a global level and provides more detailed insight into the large markets of Europe and South Africa. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.
Before leaving Parliament, I particularly wish to record my thanks to you for your generous and constructive participation in the deliberations that generated significant economic policy reforms for the Australian community. Continuous economic transformation is a key challenge that faces all Governments.
The development of sound public policy should always be contestable. Ultimately, good and equitable outcomes are not concessions to any particular interest group, but the careful balancing of interests to create the greatest possible benefit for the nation. You have contributed to that, and I sincerely thank you for it.
Greg Combet, Former Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
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