Date Added: May 2010
Standardization of mobile services is being developed to overcome the challenges of streaming multimedia content in 4G mobile communication systems. The streaming standard specifies protocols and codecs that address streaming multimedia challenges such as the transmission characteristics of wireless links and the heterogeneity of radio-access networks and mobile terminals. The Interactive Media streaming platform, based on the standard, provides interfaces that application developers can use for charging and billing functions as well as network operation and maintenance. Ongoing developments concentrate on optimizing mobile content applications by supporting additional codes and offering a broader range of interfaces for proxy management and operation.