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MBMS: Mobile Network Broadcast

  • ID: 562544
  • August 2007
  • 13 pages
  • Ovum

Multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) enables broadcast and multicast solutions over a 3GPP mobile network. For content distributed to multiple users, this will save significant network capacity and enable more efficient use of resources. Nathan Burley discusses the technology.

Key messages
MBMS overview
Use MBMS, but still consider a dedicated broadcast network
MBMS is complementary with other delivery networks
Other uses for MBMS beyond mobile TV
MBMS standardisation
MBMS development
The effect of changing content consumption patterns on MBMS

Table of figures

Figure 1 Unicast versus MBMS broadcast
Figure 2 MBMS broadcast
Figure 3 Comparison of MBMS with a dedicated broadcast network
Figure 4 Unicast, MBMS and broadcast
Figure 5 Potential services that MBMS could deliver
Figure 6 The evolution of the MBMS standard

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