Orange announced that it has awarded PacketVideo Network Solutions (a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcatel) the global contract to deliver video streaming software for mobile video and audio services across the Orange operations.
The two companies are currently working with content companies, handset manufacturers and application developers to deliver the best mobile media experience to Orange customers. As a scalable solution, the move will see a seamless transition for Orange customers migrating from the 2.5G to the 3G network.
PacketVideo Network Solutions will provide Orange its pvServer and pvAuthor solutions to provide a superior streaming experience. Orange will use these mobile media solutions to roll out new commercial video and audio services over GPRS, starting in the UK and France in early 2004.
He added: �We understand that interoperability is fundamental to consumer adoption and business success and believe that the widespread adoption of the 3GPP open standard is the best way.�
Mike Barlow, CEO of PacketVideo Networks Solutions, said: �The 3GPP open standard enables all members of the mobile video value chain - networks, handset manufacturers, content owners and application developers, to profitably work together as they provide exciting new services for mobile.