Monday, October 22, 2007

Spreadtrum and ZTE Demonstrate TD-MBMS Wireless Packet Service

Spreadtrum Communications and ZTE's R&D Centre (Shanghai) demonstrated TD-MBMS network services using Spreadtrum's TD-SCDMA/GSM/GPRS dual-mode chipset solution.

MBMS, Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service, is a packet based broadcast service for mobile communication networks that allows a single broadcasted frequency to carry multiple channels of content.

TD-MBMS was created as an easy and fast deployment mobile multimedia solution for MBMS on TD-SCDMA networks, since it requires relatively small changes to the underlying 3GPP standard, which should enable carriers to deploy these multimedia services with a comparatively low network deployment cost.

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