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MediaFLO

The broadcast technology from Qualcomm that is the foundation of private labeled mobile TV service from carriers such as AT&T and Verizon, as well as Qualcomm's own 3G mobile TV network, dubbed FLO TV. Introduced in 2005, Qualcomm suspended sales of FLO TV receivers in 2010, announcing that FLO TV would close down in 2011. It sold its FCC license for the FLO TV spectrum to AT&T.

The MediaFLO Technology
MediaFLO uses the Forward Link Only (FLO) air interface to deliver video to CDMA2000 and WCDMA-based smartphones. Using the same radio frequency in each cell to eliminate the handoffs required in traditional cellular systems, its layered approach allows for a graceful degradation of service. A base layer reaches all phones, while an enhancement layer provides a faster video frame rate for phones closer to the towers. See CDMA, mobile TV and mobisode.


FLO Layers
The layered approach provides for a graceful degradation as users move farther from the towers.
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User engagement is a vital part of the MediaFLO experience," said Neville Meijers, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies.
The content, broadcast and telecommunications industries are converging through mobile broadcast technologies, and we are committed to helping further the bmcoforum's efforts to accelerate adoption of these technologies through an open market approach," said Chem Assayag, senior director of business development, EMEA for Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies.
The forecasts cover devices that will be able to provide mobile video from mobile operators (including MobiTV, GoTV and VCast), mobile digital video (ISDB-T, DVB-H, MediaFLO, DMB-T and others), as well as devices that access the Internet over 3G networks.
A selection of pre-commercial mobile devices, including Amoi and Pantech handsets, will be available at the Qualcomm booth at B53, Hall 8 for show attendees to witness first-hand the immersive mobile TV experience that MediaFLO enables.
Collaborating with Newport Media serves as an opportunity to highlight a growing list of products and services available on the MediaFLO platform," said Mike Coad, vice president of partner relations for Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies.
This agreement accelerates the global expansion of MediaFLO(TM) technology and increases the number of network infrastructure solutions available to the mobile TV community," said Neville Meijers, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies.
in Hall 5, Level 3, Office 6 -- Andrew Gilbert, executive vice president and president of Qualcomm Internet Services, Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies and Qualcomm Europe, will speak during the "New Embedded Mobile Economy" panel on Monday, Feb.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and British Sky Broadcasting Limited (BSkyB) today announced the companies have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to conduct technical trials of QUALCOMM's MediaFLO technology in the United Kingdom.
Streett brings over 20 years of experience in television transmission engineering, facility design, construction, maintenance and administration of large-scale domestic and international media transmission facilities at leading media companies including CNN, Fox, ComCast Entertainment Group, and Qualcomm MediaFLO.
At this year's conference and for the first time, the MediaFLO network will broadcast both at the show venue and throughout the city of Barcelona to showcase the high-quality mobile TV coverage and performance MediaFLO technology delivers in a range of geographic environments.
Feature-rich handsets that support high-quality video and deliver superior sound are critical in any solution that promises to deliver an optimum mobile video service to wireless subscribers," said Rob Chandhok, vice president of engineering and market development for QUALCOMM MediaFLO Technologies.