It's no secret that mobile video is one of the most popular uses for mobile broadband networks. Yet there is one huge drawback to customers' insatiable desire to view video on their mobile devices: Most of the content is provided by over-the-top players and delivered via unicast channels, which sucks up precious bandwidth on mobile networks and does not allow operators to monetize the service beyond charging for the amount of data consumed. Enter LTE Broadcast, billed as the answer to at least some of mobile operators' video delivery challenges.
It's starting to look as though LTE Broadcast, based on evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) technology, actually will take off within the next 12 months.
Intel and Apple have discussed the possibility of Apple moving its chip production efforts from Samsung Electronics--a direct rival to Apple in smartphones--to Intel, which Apple currently uses for its desktop and laptop computers. According to a detailed Reuters report that cited unnamed sources, Apple and Intel have discussed the switch during the past year but no agreement has been reached.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is in discussions with multiple home appliance makers about its AllJoyn wireless proximal networking software project, and hopes by mid-year to announce partners, according to a Qualcomm executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is adding core services to its AllJoyn proximal networking software development project, and the company is also creating an AllJoyn Alliance to promote interoperability and develop consumer-facing marketing for the brand, said a company executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm rolled out its latest Gobi modem platform for mobile computing products, which includes carrier aggregation capabilities and support for LTE Category 4 peak data rates of 150 Mbps.
BARCELONA, Spain--Broadcom thinks that 2014 will be the year it will be able to bring together the key components of its chipset portfolio--applications processor, advanced LTE modem and its newest combo chip--and integrate them into a solution for high-end smartphones, according to a company executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--Intel sees the Tizen open-source platform as a way to grow its mobile business beyond putting its Atom-based chipsets into smartphones and tablets running Google Android, according to an Intel executive.
Qualcomm unveiled a new chipset solution that it argues will help devices makers worldwide solve issues related to LTE spectrum band fragmentation by enabling single, global LTE design for mobile devices.
Nvidia announced its first chipset integrating LTE modem technology and its Tegra application processor into a single piece of silicon, its first major attempt to catch up to the likes of Qualcomm in terms of providing integrated chips for smartphones.