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.