tech news desk,Till now you needed internet to watch live TV and entertainment on OTT platforms on your smartphone, but in the coming days you will be able to access all these platforms even without internet. For this, the Government of India is soon going to release D2M i.e. Direct to Mobile Technology. Let us tell you that the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, IIT Kanpur and Prasar Bharati are working together for this. Use of D2M technology will be useful for giving emergency warnings. Let us know what is D2M technology.
What is D2M technology?
D2M is a broadcasting technology that can broadcast multimedia content to users’ smartphones even without an Internet connection. Use of this technology will be helpful in emergency warning and disaster management. Let us tell you that in D2M technology, telecom operators can deliver live news and multimedia content without putting pressure on network bandwidth. In such a situation, users will no longer have to depend on internet data.
How does D2M technology work?
D2M technology works similarly to listening to FM radio on a smartphone, where a receiver taps into a radio frequency. Also known as direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting, a dish antenna receives live broadcast signals from satellites and transmits them to a receiver, known as a set-top box.
Why isn’t it ready for rollout?
The paper “D2M Broadcast 5G Broadband Convergence Roadmap for India” published by IIT Kanpur in 2022 states that currently available mobile devices do not support this technology. To launch this technology, advanced smartphones, low-noise amplifiers, baseband filters and receivers will be required. Work is being done to develop them.