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NetVideoWorld 2001: New multimedia content key ingredient to future wireless services

News | 05/17/2001 4:00 am EDT

Multimedia content will drive future in wireless technologies, an Internet video conference heard recently, as long as next-generation handsets are inexpensive, more powerful and easy on batteries. Participants at NetVideoWorld 2001 held in Ottawa April 29-May 1 heard from wireless industry executives that voice alone can’t sustain growth in the sector, and that new forms of content which take advantage of new multi-
media capabilities on portable devices will drive future revenue streams. But, a number of technology hurdles must be overcome first.

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