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This chapter is from the book

Summary

  • Streaming media to mobile devices depends on the successful deployment of wireless networks supporting the 802.11b wireless protocol.

  • Pilot programs in Europe and Asia prove that it is possible to stream media to mobile phones. Some of these markets offer streaming services over 2.5G wireless networks.

  • Unlike in desktop PCs, in handheld devices the capability to stream media depends on hardware compatibility. To stream media, mobile devices must have proper display, CPU power, and sufficient RAM.

  • The increasing popularity of WLANs indicates that enterprises are perfect candidates for portable streaming media applications.

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