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SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE TV SERVICES

All progress is precarious and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

Martin Luther King

10.1   INTRODUCTION

All the wireless technologies are dependent on the use of the spectrum to deliver the content to the intended users. The use of spectrum has a long history dating back to the use of the radio waves for wireless communications and broadcasting.

The delivery of mobile TV over the airwaves requires the transmission of QCIF or QVGA content that has been appropriately coded using H.263, MPEG-4, WMV, or H.264/AVC standards. This presents the need to transmit or stream a data stream, which can vary from a bit rate of 64 to 384 kbps or even higher depending on the exact technology ...

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