Wednesday, January 18, 2006

TV-over-wireless: this is the app we were waiting for

An exciting news release:

IPWireless launches TDtv: TV over wireless using existing 3G spectrum. Operators owning 5 MHz in the 1900 MHz or 2010 MHz band will be able to offer up to 50 channels (+ audio and data). Tailor-made for UMTS operators. No need for new spectrum or separate infrastructure (like DVB-H, DAB, DMB, Media-FLO, ISDB-T).

The solution combines IPWireless' UMTS TD-CDMA and Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Standard (MBMS). "TDtv leverages MBMS to allow an infinite number of customers to watch the same channel or use the same network bandwidth."

IPWireless expects to announce operator and handset partners shortly.

"NOTE: IPWireless will demonstrate TDtv in its booth #AV40 at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 13-16, 2006."

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