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At last, a 3GPP standard with real potential to make mobile TV a reality

At last there is a version of a cellular broadcasting standard which has been created with input from commercial broadcasters, and is not just the pipe dream of the mobile operator community. There have been so many false dawns for mobile TV that there is inevitable skepticism, when yet another attempt is made to get it off the ground. But there are two big differences this time around. Firstly, people are now consuming video on mobile devices in industrial quantities anyway. A lot of that consumption via tablets is over WiFi, but the fastest growth has been through smartphones by people on the road. Secondly, for the first time broadcasters have got on board and shaped the development of the…

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