A new report from analyst firm Juniper Research predicts that Broadcast Mobile TV will reach revenues of $11.7bn worldwide by 2011. Japan is predicted to lead the market with revenues reaching $2.9bn and the US will follow closely at $1.8bn. The UK is also predicted to be a key market at $989m.

This whitepaper outlines many of the key issues and numbers contained in the full report, which is available from Juniper Research.

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Flarion releases actual performance statistics from its FLASH-OFDM commercial networks, using the "Cumulative Distribution of Data Rate" measurement.

Flarion says CDDR allows mobile operators to clearly understand the deliverable user experience across the cell at full mobility over time, and "overcomes the misleading peak data rates thus far used by vendors as they try to steal the march on competitors by ever more fanciful and commercially unrealistic claims."

In releasing this whitepaper, Flarion is challenging the industry to publish their own commercial network results to allow operators to accurately compare like-for-like services.

Innovative rich media applications are coming to market at a tremendous pace and service providers are demanding ever shorter development cycles. Developers are responding to
this demand for new applications by evolving their business models to focus on application development and solution integration, rather than platform development and hardware
integration. Underlying media processing solutions, previously built in-house, are being replaced by commercial off-the-shelf media servers. Current first-generation media server offerings, however, do not address key requirements, such as supporting a broad range of media types and networks and the ability to support legacy protocols.

Excellent white paper from TruePosition on the need for versatility in location services, as well as looking at their value to operators and the likely drivers for demand.

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Fixed to mobile substitution (FMS) offers interesting business opportunities for all types of mobile operators. The size and timing of the opportunity varies between markets and operators. Ongoing 3G network investments will impact Western European fixed to mobile substitution development, and capacity utilisation will become an increasing challenge for mobile operators.
In a recent White Paper Northstream discusses fixed to mobile substitution, its drivers, and business opportunities from an operator's perspective and presents key strategic operator considerations related to fixed to mobile substitution.

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