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Trends in Multimedia Communications Over Mobile Networks



Hamid Gharavi


Increasing demand for high quality multimedia services has been a driving factor in the technological evolution of high bandwidth wireless/mobile communications systems and standards. The most challenging aspect is the support of higher quality video, which requires a higher bandwidth. Although present 3G wireless systems may be capable of handling low data rate video, it is apparent that, as the proliferation of video audio/video streaming in mobile network accelerates, they will soon be unable to meet the demand. Therefore, the next generation wireless communication systems must aim at providing higher per user data rate services to support higher quality real-time multimedia services over mobile networks
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7651
Report Number


Mobile Networks, Multimedia Communications, Space-time Diversity, error control coding


Gharavi, H. (2009), Trends in Multimedia Communications Over Mobile Networks, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created November 3, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017