Category: General

December 16, 2020

Why Mobile TV Doesn’t Use IPTV

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Mobile TV can be watched on a smartphone or 3G, such as the LG Vu smartphone or the Samsung SCH u620. Both AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless offer cell TV service. For Verizon, it’s VCAST TV and for AT&T, it’s AT&T Mobile TV. Both AT&T and Verizon Mobile TV use Qualcomm’s MediaFLO technology to broadcast VHF digital TV signals (center frequency 719 MHz) to cell phones. Mobile TV services from different operators combine different sets of TV channels in their broadcast (in the range of 10 to 12 TV channels in the basic package).

The Mobile TV service does not use cell phone networks to transmit TV signals. Instead, it uses separate networks to distribute, transmit and broadcast TV signals to cell phones. It only uses the cell phone network to provide user interactivity and authorization with the TV service provider. Since AT&T and Verizon’s 3G cell phone networks are … Read the rest