TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Verizon to Offer Service for Cell Phones

Verizon to Offer Service for Cell Phones

Monty Solomon (
Thu, 1 Dec 2005 17:14:54 -0500

By BRUCE MEYERSON AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Wireless has signed on as the first cellular
carrier that will offer a broadcast TV network for mobile phones that
Qualcomm Inc. plans to launch in late 2006.

The companies declined to say Thursday what programming might be
featured over the MediaFLO system, which will be broadcast to mobile
phones over a different portion of the wireless spectrum than cellular
calls and data services.

Cellular operators in a handful of other countries already feature TV
from a separate wireless network, using technologies from Qualcomm
rivals such as Nokia Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Mobile
users in South Korea, one of the most advanced markets, can now watch
broadcasts via both satellites and terrestrial towers like those that
will be used by Qualcomm.


Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: Angus TeleManagement Group: "Telecom Update #508, December 2, 2005"
Go to Previous message: Danny Burstein: "T-Mobile, was: Verizon, GTE, etc, etc"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page