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Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX by Amitabh Kumar

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MOBILE BROADCASTING USING WiMAX: A TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.

—John Cage

The need to deliver multimedia content to mobile devices has given rise to a number of technologies. These are based on the use of different types of networks such as 3G, mobile TV broadcast, or IP-based networks and have been briefly described in Chapter 14. The emergence of these technologies is a reflection on the growth of new capabilities of mobile cellular and wireless networks.

The common denominator in the use of these technologies is the need to deliver video (and associated audio) characterized by variable rate coded frames occurring every 33–40ms and needing carriage in a low-latency ...

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