Nokia sells mobile TV technology unit

  @ibtimes on April 20 2009 6:32 PM

The world's top cellphone maker Nokia has sold its enterprise mobile TV unit to India's Wipro, a spokesman for Nokia said on Monday.

The Mobile Broadcast Solutions unit had about 40 employees and created software and hardware which enabled the mobile TV technology on the phone to find and access the broadcasting network.

We wanted to focus on the consumer side of things, the mobile TV client in the devices, rather than on the business-to-business side, said the spokesman.

Mobile television broadcasting, the hottest upcoming feature for cellphones only a few years ago, has found little demand anywhere in the world.

(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing Bernard Orr)

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