Solaris Mobile Presents Plans for Commercial Content Distribution across France

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 

DUBLIN — Solaris Mobile, the Dublin based pioneer of European next generation mobile communication networks, today presented its plans for commercial content distribution within the French market at a meeting in Paris hosted by the French Forum TV Mobile. The presentation was attended by representatives from across the broadcast industry.

“Solaris Mobile is delighted to be presenting its plans for commercial content distribution within the French market, by utilising the company’s unique technology and broadcasting capabilities. Whilst the service is initially only available within France, we hope that in the near future many more European cities will also benefit.”

The new services benefit from the advantages of a hybrid network leveraging terrestrial mobile infrastructure capabilities, and the ubiquitous coverage of a satellite reaching 100% of the territory.

At present, Solaris Mobile is carrying out trials in Paris, demonstrating the broadcast of TV, radio and data services to phones, other handheld devices and cars – across the city and surrounding areas which represents what the future commercial service would look like.

Solaris Mobile is the only company currently to have an operational satellite within the S-Band spectrum, allocated under a process managed by the European Commission, across Europe, making them the first company to be able to offer a service of this kind.

Commenting, Steve Maine, CEO, Solaris Mobile, said: “Solaris Mobile is delighted to be presenting its plans for commercial content distribution within the French market, by utilising the company’s unique technology and broadcasting capabilities. Whilst the service is initially only available within France, we hope that in the near future many more European cities will also benefit.”