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MOBILE TV SERVICES USING DVB-H TECHNOLOGIES

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it is useless.

—Thomas Alva Edison

7.1   INTRODUCTION: DIGITAL VIDEO BROADCASTING TO HANDHELDS

DVB-H technology is designed to use the digital terrestrial TV broadcast infrastructure to deliver multimedia services to mobiles. It can use the same spectrum slots used by digital TV. The DVB technology for handhelds has been designed to meet almost all the objectives of delivering a TV service to handhelds, which include:

•  broadcast service reaching potentially unlimited users,

•  delivery of sufficiently large transmitted power so that the mobiles can work even within buildings,

•  conservation of battery power used in receiving ...

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