Multimedia Broadcast Technology Selected

3GPP, a consortium for developing 3G mobile communications standards (3rd Generation Partnership Project) has selected Digital Fountain‘s DF Raptor technology as the single standard for the broadcasting of multimedia streams and files to cell phones. The consortium is currently wrapping up Release 6 of its 3G standards, which will for the first time include a protocol for MBMS (multimedia broadcast multicast service).
Up until now, wireless operators were forced to deliver multimedia over unicast protocols, which is both inefficient and more expensive, according to Charlie Oppenheimer, CEO at Digital Fountain. There is also industry talk that the satellite radio networks Sirius and XM Satellite Radio are looking to use this technology to deliver both audio and video streams over their services in the future.
There is also industry talk that the satellite radio networks Sirius and XM Satellite Radio are looking to use this technology to deliver both audio and video streams over their services in the future.