Verizon To Offer TV Together With EV-DO
Dec 1, 2005, 1:20 PM by (staff)
updated Verizon today announced they will use Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology to bring TV to their EV-DO networks. FLO (forward link only) is a streaming protocol that allows a carrier to broadcast to many subscribers simultaneously by letting the subscriber grab a stream that is already in progress and any user can instantly start viewing. Verizon will launch the service using a 700 MHz network owned by Qualcomm, the final specs and standards of which were only recently ratified. They will begin by launching FLO broadcasts in about half of their EV-DO markets and then slowly expand the network to cover all EV-DO areas. The initial launches should begin sometime next year.
AT&T Targeting LTE Multicast for 2015
AT&T recently indicated it plans to deploy LTE Multicast beginning next year. LTE Multicast is a technology that allows network operators to push video content to a large number of subscribers at a time, rather than broadcast individual streams to select users on demand.
Qualcomm Develops 5G Test Platform
Qualcomm has created what it calls a prototype 5G system and trial platform. The 5G New Radio (NR) prototype is able to function across a wide range of spectrum bands, primarily below 6 GHz, and can achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
Verizon To Test Spectrum Sharing in Military Radar Band
Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm recently announced plans to test spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5 GHz band. The band is used for military radar systems, but the FCC believes the band can be shared with commercial uses in some situations.
FCC Says AT&T Can Buy 700 MHz Licenses from Peoples
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. The transaction gives AT&T 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in two cellular market areas.
Verizon Looking to Be First to Deploy 5G
Verizon Wireless wants to stay ahead of the curve and be among the first to launch fifth-generation (or 5G) wireless network technology. The company plans to begin field tests at its Innovation Centers, which are dedicated sandboxes for testing apps and services, located in San Francisco and Waltham, Mass., at some point in 2016.
Let's not forget
I really wanted to check my daily colbert report from my phone.
Still not as good as sprint's EVDO network
All else bein' equal, lower freqs = better reception indoors.
MediaFLOW does not use EVDO technology, it is a different frequency.
This is actually great news for EVDO users, since it will remove Vcast, which does use EVDO, off the EVDO network and that will free up TONS of bandwidth for users that need it.
I wonder if you can use this on any EVDO phone, or would you have to buy one that is capable when it comes out?
Nice! Wonder what shows they're gonna have..
I jus' hope it has some good shows, including cable ones (which're generally better). My Top 5 would be:
Monday Night Football
Hope it's got good content.. if so it'll be sweeeet.
if i am wrong please correct me!