Qualcomm and Verizon in deal for mobile real-time TV

MUMBAI: US-based CDMA solutions provider Qualcomm Incorporated and wireless network service Verizon Wireless are working together to bring customers real-time mobile video over the Qualcomm subsidiary MediaFLO multicasting network in the United States.



According to an official release, the plan is to launch mobile TV services over the MediaFLO network in approximately half of the markets already covered by Verizon Wireless' CDMA2000 1xEV-DO-based broadband network, enabling Verizon Wireless to offer real-time mobile TV services of unprecedented quality to its subscribers. Verizon Wireless will be the first US wireless service provider to offer MediaFLO when the network is commercially available.



Following the initial launch, Qualcomm and MediaFLO USA Inc. will continue to expand the MediaFLO network throughout other markets that cover the Verizon Wireless' V CAST and BroadbandAccess service areas. Verizon Wireless plans to

offer mobile TV service to its subscribers through MediaFLO-enabled EV-DO handsets and use the MediaFLO network to deliver mobile TV services when the network begins commercial operation.

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