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  1. #1
    John Navas
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    <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3971531.stm>

    Forget about going to a crowded bar to enjoy a gig by the latest
    darlings of the music press.

    Now you could also be at a live gig on your mobile, via the latest
    third generation (3G) video phones.

    Rock outfit Rooster are playing what has been billed as the first
    ever concert broadcast by phone on Tuesday evening from a London
    venue.

    The 45-minute gig is due to be "phone cast" by the 3G mobile phone
    operator, 3.

    [MORE]

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  2. #2
    michael turner
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    Re: NEWS: Mobile gig aims to rock 3G

    On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 19:04:46 +0000, John Navas wrote:

    > <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3971531.stm>
    >
    > Forget about going to a crowded bar to enjoy a gig by the latest
    > darlings of the music press.
    >
    > Now you could also be at a live gig on your mobile, via the latest
    > third generation (3G) video phones.


    Hutchison getting desperate are they ?
    http://news.mobile9.com/2004/05/hutc...n-deep-trouble

    > Rock outfit Rooster are playing what has been billed as the first
    > ever concert broadcast by phone on Tuesday evening from a London
    > venue.
    >
    > The 45-minute gig is due to be "phone cast" by the 3G mobile phone
    > operator, 3.


    "Some 1,000 fans of the London-based band will have to pay five pounds for
    a ticket and need a 3G handset."

    The sound quality on streamed 3GP video leaves a lot to be
    desired, and music sounds bloody awful thru it...sort of like a cheap
    water-logged AM band transistor radio with flat batteries.

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  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: NEWS: Mobile gig aims to rock 3G

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 02 Nov 2004 22:36:49
    +0000, michael turner <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 19:04:46 +0000, John Navas wrote:
    >
    >> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3971531.stm>
    >>
    >> Forget about going to a crowded bar to enjoy a gig by the latest
    >> darlings of the music press.
    >>
    >> Now you could also be at a live gig on your mobile, via the latest
    >> third generation (3G) video phones.

    >
    >Hutchison getting desperate are they ?
    >http://news.mobile9.com/2004/05/hutc...n-deep-trouble


    Counterpoint:
    <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3579112.stm>

    Still confident

    Despite the losses at its 3G division, Hutchison - which is run by
    Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing - said first-half group net profits
    rose to HK$12.5bn, compared with HK$6.07bn in the previous year.

    The profits were boosted by strength in its retail and property arms
    and its container ports operations.

    "I think the pickup rate of our 3G subscribers in the coming months
    will be even better. Christmas sales are very big in the West," Mr Li
    said.

    But he added: "At the end of next year, 3G needs to be cashflow
    positive. That's a very important target."

    In the UK, where Hutchison launched its 3G operations last year, the
    key average revenue per user figure (ARPU) was 43.22.

    [MORE]

    That's almost US$80, which is pretty impressive when compared to ARPU for US
    cellular carriers (on the order of US$50-60, with Nextel a bit higher than the
    others).

    >> Rock outfit Rooster are playing what has been billed as the first
    >> ever concert broadcast by phone on Tuesday evening from a London
    >> venue.
    >>
    >> The 45-minute gig is due to be "phone cast" by the 3G mobile phone
    >> operator, 3.

    >
    >"Some 1,000 fans of the London-based band will have to pay five pounds for
    >a ticket and need a 3G handset."
    >
    >The sound quality on streamed 3GP video leaves a lot to be
    >desired, and music sounds bloody awful thru it...sort of like a cheap
    >water-logged AM band transistor radio with flat batteries.


    I think that's a bit harsh, and is offset by the novelty and relatively low
    cost. It's hard to predict where these bleeding edge experiments will go.

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    Best regards,
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/>



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