MediaFLO Technology: FLO Air Interface Overview

  • Qiang Gao
  • Murali Chari
  • An Chen
  • Fuyun Ling
  • Kent Walker

7.1 Introduction

MediaFLO™ is a mobile broadcast technology based on open and global standards. A key component of MediaFLO is the FLO™ (Forward Link Only) air interface technology which has multiple published Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) [13] specifications. FLO is also recognized by ITU-R as a recommended technology for mobile broadcasting and is in the approval process at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Global standardization efforts are driven and supported by the FLO Forum [3], an industry consortia consisting of 90+ member companies throughout the global mobile broadcast value chain. MediaFLO technology has been launched commercially in the United States (USA) through the nationwide mobile broadcast network built by MediaFLO USA, Inc [10]. Verizon Wireless has deployed MediaFLO services in 50 U.S. markets, and AT&T expects to launch commercial services in early 2008 leveraging the MediaFLO USA network. In addition, MediaFLO technology...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiang Gao
    • 1
  • Murali Chari
    • 1
  • An Chen
    • 1
  • Fuyun Ling
    • 1
  • Kent Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Qualcomm Inc.San DiegoUSA

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