January 30, 2006 08:00 ET

FLO Forum and Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum Conduct Joint Workshop in Berlin

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- The FLO Forum, an association of wireless industry leaders focused on the open and global standardization of FLO™ Technology, announced the successful completion of a joint workshop with the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum (bmcoforum) in Berlin last week. The workshop, conducted at the bmcoforum headquarters, included workshop attendees, who were primarily from European nations and participated in a program of presentations and technical discussions.

"Information exchange between our organizations on shared areas of interest will impact the success of mobile broadcast market," said Claus Sattler, Executive Director, bmcoforum. "The FLO Forum's progress on the standardization of FLO technology was valuable information for our members."

The discussion topics covered the Forum's overall structure, operations and standardization goals, including an update on the submission of the FLO Air Interface Specification to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)'s TR-47 engineering committee. Opportunities for advancing FLO technology standardization globally and in Europe, and regulatory and spectrum issues common to all mobile broadcasting technologies were also covered. A detailed technical introduction and interactive discussion on FLO Technology was presented by several its key inventors.

"Collaboration with groups like the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum is vital to our technical program," said Dr. Kamil Grajski, president of the FLO Forum. "We welcome the opportunity to engage on these important technical, standards and regulatory activities directly with some of the leading technology players in Europe."

About FLO Technology

FLO Technology is a new air interface designed to support Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast (TM3) capabilities to increase capacity and reduce content delivery costs to mobile handsets. FLO Technology enables mobile users to see and hear high quality video and audio, browse news, sports and weather updates, or watch the stock ticker -- wherever they are, anytime and without delays.

Designed from the ground up specifically to multicast significant volumes of rich multimedia content, FLO enables wireless operators to cost-effectively deliver news, entertainment, and informational programming in clips and streaming video to millions of mobile users at once. FLO provides the technology for distributing multimedia content efficiently and economically without impacting current networks.

About the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum

The Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum is an international lobbying association, targeting to provide a discussion platform for companies and institutions dealing with the development of a worldwide open market for mobile broadcast services.

About the FLO Forum

The FLO Forum is a multi-company initiative committed to advancing the open and global standardization of FLO Technology. Composed of industry-leading organizations, the FLO Forum works to develop products and services, based on FLO Technology, that enable the delivery of advanced multimedia services to wireless consumers. The FLO Forum is organized to promote the global standardization of FLO Technology, including compliance and certification benchmarks for the technology. For more information on membership and the FLO Forum, please visit

FLO is a trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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