The D2M technology: The direct-to-mobile technology can be launched by the central government in some cities of India soon and work is going on fast in this regard. After the introduction of this technology, users will be able to watch video content in mobile phones without a SIM card or Internet. This will allow users to watch live TV on their mobile without the internet. It is currently being tested in several cities across the country.
What is D2M Technology
Through this technology, you will be able to watch multimedia content without internet connectivity in mobile phones. Using D2M, information can be delivered directly to users’ mobile phones without straining network bandwidth. It has been used to issue emergency alerts and for disaster management.
The trial will be conducted in 19 cities
Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra, while addressing a broadcasting conference, said that the direct-to-mobile technology (D2M) will soon be trialled in 19 cities of the country. Pilot projects were run in Bengaluru, Kartavya Path, Noida to conduct trials in 2023.
What are its features?
The technology will enable mobile-centric and seamless content delivery, hybrid broadcast, real-time and on-demand content and interactive services.
Digital transformation is accelerating
Apurva Chandra pointed out that there are 80 crore smartphones in the country and 69 per cent of the content reaching the users is in video format. Due to a large amount of video playing, the internet is interrupted and it runs intermittently.
Now with the advent of new technology, this problem will be eliminated. Further, he informed that the transfer of 25-30 percent of video traffic to D2M will reduce the blockage of 5G network, thereby accelerating digital transformation in the country. Emphasis will be laid on reserving 470-582 MHz spectrum for this emerging technology.
How does D2M work?
The upcoming technology has been developed by Sankhya Labs and IIT Kanpur. This technology works in the same way as FM radio. It uses terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure and spectrum suggested by the public broadcaster to transmit video, audio and data signals directly to mobile and smart devices.