TV Broadcasters Unite to Create Mobile Alliance
Apr 16, 2007, 2:18 PM by (staff)
A group of nine U.S. television broadcasting organizations has teamed up to create the Open Mobile Video Coalition. The goal of the TV industry alliance will be to develop their own version of mobile TV technology for consumer devices using spectrum already in use. The technology would be controlled by this alliance and its members, rather than by companies such as Cingular or Verizon Wireless. The coalition owns 281 TV stations in 110 U.S. markets. While LG and Samsung have announced some consumer electronics devices that can capture digital TV signals, none of them are cellphones.
PMA and A4WP Rebrand As the AirFuel Alliance
The Power Matters Alliance and Alliance for Wireless Power today announced plans to fully merge organizations under the AirFuel Alliance brand. The standard-bearers for wireless charging agreed to work together earlier this year, and today's rebranding is the final step in the process of creating a single consortium committed to improving the standards for and experience of wireless charging.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft Working On Open Media Formats
A handful of tech companies this week launched the Alliance for Open Media with the intent of creating an open standard for high definition video that will be compatible with all devices across the web. The companies hope to field next-generation codecs that are interoperate and open, optimized for the web, and scalable to any device at any bandwidth.
A4WP and PMA Agree to Fully Merge
The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance today agreed to merge operations. In February 2014, these same two organizations agreed to work together to create a single wireless charging standard.
Wireless Companies Form Alliance to Pressure FCC
A handful of wireless companies and public policy groups have formed an alliance meant to pressure the FCC as it drafts rules for the upcoming 600MHz reverse spectrum auction. The alliance is called SaveWirelessChoice.com.
Nokia Forms Alliance to Standardize Mobile Transit Tickets
Nokia's HERE Maps division and other companies today announced the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance, a new organization they hope will create a single, global standard for NFC-based mobile transit tickets. The goal of the OMTA is to develop a "register once, travel anywhere" system that's interoperable with payment vendors and transit operators around the world.
Its about time...
I'm being so patient with the wireless market right now, that I haven't been under contract for 18 months!!!!!!!! The U.S. wireless market really requires a lot, lot, ...