Marvell Enhances Its LTE Broadcast Capabilities for Global Operators and OEMs with eMBMS Technology

Monday, Mar 02, 2015

Marvell MRVL, – a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery and Kinoma® software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle," – today announced that Marvell's award-winning ARMADA® mobile platforms, including the PXA1802, PXA1920, PXA1928, PXA1908 and PXA1936, have been enhanced to support eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service) technology, enabling smartphones, mobile hotspots and home gateways to play multicast video streams starting with Android L operating system support. Marvell's ARMADA mobile platforms offer a high-quality switching and streaming experience and will be demonstrating Expway's eMBMS Middleware working with Marvell LTE system-on-chips (SoCs) at Mobile World Congress.

"The growing need for eMBMS support will continue to increase as more consumers begin to stream video over LTE and operators look for efficient ways to multicast video. eMBMS is critical technology for streaming differential content seamlessly even when there's a high demand on the network," said Philip Poulidis, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Internet of Things Business Units at Marvell. "The demonstration between Marvell and Expway showcases a solution for global mobile operators and tier-one OEMs offering the ideal mix of high-performance, low-power mobile computing with multicast capabilities that are the future of the wireless network."

"On the verge of the first massive deployments of LTE Multicast, customers expect turnkey solutions to secure their deployment," said Claude Seyrat, co-founder of Expway and CEO of Expway Corp. "The combination of our interoperability-tested LTE Multicast software and Marvell's LTE chipset will provide Marvell's customers with a competitive edge in the market."

As the consumption of video content over mobile cellular networks is growing exponentially with a wide variety of applications, eMBMS provides an effective and efficient way to multicast streams on single frequency LTE networks to satisfy the growing convergence of linear TV and on-demand content over mobile networks. In some countries where mobile networks are the best way to provide such delivery, eMBMS can be a very effective way to support such an experience.

Marvell at Mobile World Congress

Marvell's latest technologies will be displayed at Mobile World Congress 2015, held March 2-5, at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. To see demonstrations and learn more, show attendees and media can visit the Marvell booth, located in Hall 8.1, Stand No. CC8.14.



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