Qualcomm interested in mobile video

Nov 02 2004 - 01:20 AM ET | Data
Qualcomm has announced plans to build a $800 million national network to multimedia to cell phones. Qualcomm set up a subsidary called MediaFLO USA to handle the project that will take an estimated 5-years to complete. bq. Qualcomm intends to offer the network as a shared resource for U.S. CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) cellular operators, enabling them to deliver mobile interactive multimedia to their wireless subscribers without the cost of network deployment and operation. The content will be delievered to mobile phones via the 700 MHz spectrum. The network will support 50-100 national and local content channels, including up to 15 live streaming channels and numerous clip-cast and audio channels. The quality sholuld be QVGA at 30fps.