Mobile TV and Multimedia Services Interoperability

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and begin all over again.

Andre Gide

17.1 Introduction

We are in the early days of mobile TV and video calling. But Internet access, browsing, video and audio file downloads, MMS, and other multimedia applications are now being used extensively. Video calling and 3G mobile TV services are available in many networks across countries, but their usage at present is minimal and will grow over time with the universal availability of handsets. One of the key factors in the widespread growth of the mobile multimedia services and mobile TV will be the capability of these services to function across multiple ...

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