Introduction to Mobile TV

2 Day Course
Code PWS160

This course has been retired; similar but more up-to-date content is included in our Understanding DVB-H course.


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Why Mobile TV? (5 topics)

  • The Market
  • The Programming
  • The Two Approaches:
  • The place of MBMS - Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service
  • Evolution of DVB-H - Handheld Digital Video Broadcasting

Mobile Technology and Radio Spectrum (6 topics)

  • Flat and Flexible Screens
  • Sound and Video Standards
  • MPEG2/4, MP3, etc
  • Some Mobile Devices
  • Some Ergonomics of Mobile TV
  • What Radio Spectrum do I need?

The UMTS System Overviewed (6 topics)

  • Sorting Out 2G, 2.5G. 2.75G, 3G and 3.5G Networks
  • The Evolution of 3G Networks:
  • Licences
  • Radio Spectrum
  • Costs
  • Effect on the Marketplace

MBMS Overview (6 topics)

  • What is provided: the MBMS Bearer Service
  • System Description
  • Multicast and Broadcast Modes
  • Functional Entities To Support MBMS
  • MBMS Attributes and Parameters
  • Architectural Aspects of MBMS User Services

MBMS User Layer (Service Layer) (3 topics)

  • User Service Discovery/Announcement
  • Download Delivery Method
  • Streaming Delivery Method

Charging for MBMS (3 topics)

  • The Two Systems Defined:
  • Offline charging architecture
  • Online charging architecture

An Overview of the World of DVB (7 topics)

  • The DVB Standard Set
  • DVB-S Digital Satellite
  • DVB-C Cable
  • DVB-T Terrestrial
  • DVB-H Handheld
  • Similarities and Differences
  • What does DVB actually Deliver?

DVB-Terrestrial and DVB-Handheld (3 topics)

  • System Description
  • Single and Multi-Frequency Networks
  • Aspects of System Planning

IPTV and Mobile TV (3 topics)

  • What is IP Television?
  • MHEG-5
  • The Floppy Television


Delegates should have attended Telecoms Fundamentals for Professionals and UMTS Technical Overview or have similar skills and experience.

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The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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