MediaFLO and ISDB-Tmm fight for Mobile TV licence in Japan

KDDI Corp and NTT DoCoMo have concluded their presentations to the government for the available Mobile TV licence reports rapid TV News.
KDDI is planning a MediaFLO service, while NTT DOCoMo wants to use the Japanese standard ISDB-Tmm (terrestrial mobile multimedia).
ISDB-Tmm is an extension of the current ISDB-T 1-seg service which only assigns around 430kbits/sec for mobile TV.
ISDB-Tmm differs from ISDB-T in that it dedicates all its segments for mobile TV use in order to produce a standard to compete with more technically advanced systems for the delivery of TV to mobiles and handhelds such as DVB-H and MediaFLO.
The government is expected to choose the winner shortly.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 26th July 2010