3G Sponsored by SPIRENT
Anritsu
Click to visit Anritsu
 
Free Network Wall Poster from Catapult
Free Network Wall Poster from Catapult - click for more info.
 
Tertio Free Demo
See Tertio at TeleManagement World Book a free demo of Tertio's leading service activation and mediation solutions, Provident and Evident at TMW 18-20 May,  Nice.
 
3G Phone Store
Unlimited free texts on selected tariffs
3G Forum
 
 

 

Wimbledon 3G Video Action from 3

21st June , 2004

Europe : For the first time, tennis fans will be able to catch the on and off-court action from Wimbledon on video mobile phones.

With the start of the tournament on Monday June 21st, customers of video mobile network 3 will be able to watch news, interviews and match footage featuring all the stars of the 2004 championships on their phones.

The daily service for Wimbledon will include three news bulletins, four key interviews and an end of play highlights package featuring the best of the day's play. Customers will also be able to watch profiles of the leading players in this year's tournament, including Tim Henman and Andy Roddick. The video highlights are being provided by TWI's Interactive division in conjunction with The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Along with a video review of last year's tournament, an archive of 'Golden Highlights' footage from previous tournaments is also available to download, including the classic McEnroe v Borg final, Boris Becker's first win aged 17 and the two Williams sisters' finals encounter in the ladies' singles.

The Wimbledon service from 3 also includes a text alerts option, which will offer updates on men's and ladies' singles results and will highlight availability of new video clips of the action.

The Wimbledon Championships service is available through 'Today on 3', the UK's first live video mobile news and entertainment channel.

Each news and interview video clip will cost 25p and the end of day highlights package costs 50p. Video clip alerts are free of charge.

Rob McCowen, AELTC Marketing Director: "One of the Club's objectives has always been to bring the excitement of Wimbledon to as wide an audience of fans as possible, be it on TV, radio, the internet and now video mobile. We are delighted that, for the first time, thanks to our association with 3, fans will now be able to watch Wimbledon highlights on their mobile phones. "

Graeme Oxby, 3's Marketing Director said: "With this service, 3 customers can experience all the excitement of Britain's favourite summer event through their video mobiles. Keep up to date on how Tim is progressing with the latest news, results and video alerts. 3 is committed to providing the leading mobile sports service and the launch of our service for Wimbledon 2004 underlines that commitment. With this announcement, for the first time, customers will be able to watch the highlights from SW19 on video mobile."

Todd McCormack, CEO, TWIi: "We are pleased to be facilitating the Club's delivery of all the highlights of the fortnight to 3 customers so they can enjoy the Wimbledon Championships. TWIi looks forward to working with 3 on this innovative and compelling service. As one of the leaders in delivering new media services to the world of sport and entertainment, we are well positioned to leverage our experience to deliver the video features to 3's customers in a standard consistent with Wimbledon's stature."

The Wimbledon service is also included in a new and expanded 'sports add-on' from 3, which combines video news and match highlights with a comprehensive text alert, fixtures and live scores service.

For £5 a month, the add-on offers unlimited access to Britain's largest mobile sports portfolio, including video from Sky Sports news, next season's Premiership and UEFA Champions League football, and this year's Open Golf Championship in Troon.

TODAY'S PRESS RELEASES BELOW
All Material Subject to Copyright. All logos, graphics and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Visit 3G's Own 3G Mobile Store


Visit 3G's own 3G Mobile Store

Press Releases
Wimbledon 3G Video Action from 3
For the first time, tennis fans will be able to catch the on and off-court action from Wimbledon on video mobile phones.
Latest 3G Phone from NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today the nationwide release of the D900i, the newest model in the 3G FOMA® 900i series, on June 23, 2004.
100th 3G In-Building Wireless System
LGC Wireless announced today that it has shipped its 100th InterReach™ Unison 3G system.
3G and 4G Mobile Stratellites
Sanswire Networks announced plans to demonstrate the wireless transmission capabilities of its Stratellites in Atlanta during the week of July 12, 2004.
Cambridge Broadband Joins WiMAX Forum
Cambridge Broadband Limited has joined the WiMAX Forum as a principal member to support the worldwide adoption of broadband wireless access standards. The company will be introducing WiMAX-compliant versions of its market-leading VectaStar equipment.
Online WiFi Sign-Up at BT Openzone
Portal Software announced that its flagship billing solution has been deployed by BT Openzone.
Business Everywhere 3G, WiFi, ADSL, GPRS or PSTN
The France Telecom Group today unveiled a groundbreaking range of solutions called Business Everywhere that brings business customers a full suite of simple, secure solutions for communications with employees who are frequently on the move.
New Panasonic Ultra Slim Phone
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. Ltd., introduces the new X400 to the Asia Pacific region. The ultra thin 17.5mm, clamshell design X400 features a handy one push auto open button. There is also a 65K color TFT screen and VGA camera.
2G - 3G Intersystem Handover Optimisation
CE Ltd and NetHawk Oyj have addressed this by jointly delivering Accelerated Intersystem Handover Optimisation services to Finnish operator Elisa (prev. Radiolinja). This service speeds up the optimisation process of the seamless handover functionality between the 2G and 3G systems.
3G Master for Sunrise
Telchemy Inc announced that Sunrise Telecom Pro. has licensed Telchemy’s VQmon® call quality monitoring and analysis software for use with several of Sunrise’s major VoIP test verification products.
Protocol Tester for 3G W-CDMA Phones
Anritsu Corporation (President: Akira Shiomi) announced that it is accepting orders from June 8 for its new MX785281A W-CDMA Network Simulation Library, the test sequence program (test case) [*1] that enables to perform protocol tests of W-CDMA 3G mobile phone terminals conforming to 3GPP standards (Ver. Mar.03).
SFR Launch 3G
Having launched the first 3G offer in France for business customers on 12 May (the PC 3G card), SFR is continuing its gradual launch and has now confirmed that 3G will be marketed for private customers.
3's 3G Video Talk Award
3's ground-breaking mobile package 'VideoTalk 750' has been voted best in the UK by the mobile industry.
3 New 3G FOMA Handsets
NTT DoCoMo announced that they will begin marketing "F900iT," "N900iS" and "P900iV," which are three new highly advanced FOMA handset models that are poised to bring unprecedented functionality to the 3G FOMA® 900i series.
Microbrowser Selected for New NEC 3G Handsets
ACCESS announced that its NetFront v3.0 microbrowser has been deployed in NEC's new e616, c616, e313 and c313 handsets for use on Hutchison 3G's W-CDMA network in Europe and Asia.
Broadcom Acquires 3G WCDMA Player
Broadcom Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zyray Wireless Inc., a leading provider of baseband co-processors addressing WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) mobile devices.
Value Added Service for 3 3G Users
Good news for users of Motorola A925 video mobile phones, who can now view email attachments via this powerful handset while on the move.
3G Standards Alliance
The GSM Association and the TD-SCDMA Forum today signed an agreement to co-ordinate the development of the two 3G standards.
Mobile Phone TV Broadcast over DVB-H
The demonstration used the DVB-H standard because it is optimized for mobile, handheld receivers and supports the broadcast of a variety of digital content including television programs, interactive services and online content.
3G Video Streaming & Download Services
A wide range of value added services will be introduced to GPRS users on 2.5 and 3G networks during the course of 2004, including traffic monitoring, live music and TV channels
Smallest Walkie-Talkie Phone Available in North America
Nextel announced the availability of the Motorola i830; the smallest and most advanced walkie-talkie phone available in North America.
Vodafone 3G Launched In Netherlands
Vodafone Netherlands announce the commercial introduction of UMTS services on Vodafone live!, Vodafone's successful consumer service.
3G Network Upgrade for Vodafone
Alcatel has been selected by Vodafone Ireland, Ireland's leading mobile operator, to deploy a new optical transmission network, which will enable Vodafone to further support the increasing mobile communications requirements of its 1.8 million subscribers.
Revolutionary Mobile Wallet Service
NTT DoCoMo announced the July 2004 launch of the i-mode® FeliCa® Service for mobile wallet applications, which will be used in combination with the company's first four i-mode smart-card handsets
Sony GPRS / 3G Mobile Music Streaming Service
he service called StreamMan, has been developed by Sony Network Services and is the world's first personal mobile music service. StreamMan enables end-users to enjoy a large portfolio of songs from both major and independent record labels,
118 Million 3G Subscribers in China by 2008
With over 260 million mobile subscribers and more than 4 million new subscribers added every month in 2003, China is the largest cellular market in the world and a potential hotbed of 3G activities.
 
Free 3G Phones