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Qualcomm, Cetecom ink MediaFLO test service deal

Posted: 26 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MediaFLO? test service agreement? certification lab?

Qualcomm Inc. and Cetecom Inc. have signed a test services agreement, a key milestone towards establishing Cetecom as the first independent FLO certification lab.

Using approved testing and certification processes published by the FLO Forum, Cetecom will perform FLO Series I, II and III testing services on a variety of cellular and consumer electronics devices intended to support commercial MediaFLO services in order to ensure they meet rigorous performance criteria and gain market entry more quickly.

"The agreement between Qualcomm and Cetecom is a significant step towards achieving an independent, global certification program for MediaFLO-based technologies," said Mike Coad, VP of partner relations for Qualcomm MediaFLO technologies. "Through this arrangement, the entire MediaFLO ecosystem will benefit from independent certification testing of MediaFLO devices, which will in turn accelerate product time to market and enable greater interoperability of services."

"We believe the establishment of this transparent certification process for the open MediaFLO mobile broadcast standard is the key to establishing a global competitive marketplace for equipment providers and operators to bring tested and proven MediaFLO-based mobile broadcast devices and services to consumers worldwide," said Maan Ghanma, director of mobile communications for Cetecom.

MediaFLO is a mobile broadcast platform for the delivery of high-quality entertainment and information, including streaming video and audio, Clipcasting media, IP datacasting and interactive services. FLO is an open, globally recognized air interface technology for the broadcasting of multimedia and data applications. Invented for mobility, MediaFLO is designed to increase capacity and coverage, as well as reduce costs for multimedia content delivery to mobile devices.





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