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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "MediaFLO"?

MediaFLO is a digital broadcast TV system developed by Qualcomm. The "FLO" part of the name is an acronym for Forward Link Only. Forward Link is another term for the downlink connection on a mobile phone, meaning that the system only sends data to the mobile devices and does not receive any data back from it. In the US, Qualcomm will broadcast its service on what used to be UHF Channel 55, which is roughly the 700MHz frequency band. Verizon Wireless announced at the 2007 CES show that it would begin offering MediaFLO TV handsets to its customers.

See Also: Qualcomm, downlink, MHz, frequency band, Verizon Wireless

Referred to by: Qualcomm

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