TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Qualcomm's Field Of Streams

Qualcomm's Field Of Streams

Eric Friedebach (
3 Nov 2004 12:55:12 -0800

David M. Ewalt, 11.02.04,

NEW YORK - If you build it, they will come ... or so Qualcomm hopes.
The wireless chip and technology vendor is betting that if it
constructs a nationwide network to stream television over cell phones,
cellular carriers will sign on and consumers will clamor for the
service. But it remains to be seen whether anyone really wants a TV in
his pocket.

On Monday, Qualcomm said it would begin building a nationwide wireless
network specifically designed to deliver high-quality audio and video
programming to mobile phones. The endeavor is expected to cost about
$800 million over the next four or five years, and begin commercial
service in 2006. Eventually, Qualcomm says it intends to spin off the

Eric Friedebach
/3D Monkeys From Monroeville/

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