With QUALCOMM FLO technology, the broad delivery of wireless multimedia services is now more economical, more efficient and more accessible than ever before.

modulation,FLO technology can deliver equivalent or superior service with roughly half the spectrum and less than half the infrastructure, when compared to formats based on legacy broadcast standards. The implications are significant

relative to the cost and breadth of services that can be delivered. FLO technology optimizes the operational costand spectral efficiency for the operator while optimizing the end user experience









High Capacity Means More Channels:

FLO can deliver a high quality programming lineup with a bit rate of up to 2 bits per second per Hz, up to 30 frames per second (fps) Quarter

Video Graphics Array (QVGA) video, and stereo audio. This high quality content is served within a single 6 MHz bandwidth frequency allocation. Flexible programming allows up to 20 live streaming video

channels which can be split among national, regional, and local content. At the same time,

service offerings can include up to 50 nationwide “non-real-time” channels (consisting of pre-recorded content) and 15 local “non-real-time” channels, with each channel providing up to 20 minutes of content a day. The

allocation between local and wide area content is flexible allowing a mix of each to be delivered during the course of a programming day. In addition, a large number of Internet Protocol (IP) data channels can be included in the

programming mixture.










The above diagram is an example of how FLO technology may be deployed. In this example, content that is representative of a linear real-time channel is received directly from content providers utilizing off-theshelf

infrastructure equipment. Non-real-time content may be received over the Internet. The content is

then reformatted into FLO packet streams and redistributed over a single frequency. This distribution

point for the FLO packet streams is facilitated with the help of the MediaFLO Media Distribution System (MDS). The transport mechanism for the distribution of this content may be via satellite, fiber, etc. At one or more locations in the target market, the content is received and the FLO

packets are converted to the FLO waveform and radiated out to the devices in the market. If any local content is provided, it is combined with the wide area content and radiated out as well. Those devices that have subscribed for the service may receive the content. A third-generation (3G) cellular network is an integral component of the deployment and is utilized to provide interactivity and facilitate user authorization to the service.

A New Chapter in Wireless Multimedia:

With QUALCOMM FLO technology, the broad delivery of wireless multimedia services is now more economical, more efficient and more accessible than ever before. FLO technology was designed from inception to meet global market demands for wireless multimedia services. The result: wireless subscribers can now have greater access to better multimedia



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