In this article, Nine Salient Technology Dimensions for Mobile Multimedia Communication are discussed. Although these have been presented almost a decade back for the first time by the author, salient tech dimensions have remained the same even though the technology itself has changed. This should serve as a good refresher for the experienced people and a starter for the new entrants to the field.

Salient Technology Dimensions: 

1. Bandwidth Availability and Spectral Efficiency

2. Protocol Engineering and Standards for Communication

3. Compressed and Protected Payload

4. Media Storage, Retrieval and Synchronization

5. Operating System suitable for Multimedia Communication

6. Miniaturization and Low-power Design

7. Imaging, Display, Human-Machine Interface in Terminals

8. Channel Assignment and Handoff with Efficient Network

9. Multimedia Applications and Services

** A.De, “Mobile Multimedia Communication: Key Technology Dimensions”, Tutorial in National Conf on Commun, IIT-Delhi, Jan.2006.

** A.De, “Mobile Multimedia Communication—Key Technology Drivers”, Invited Speaker at International Conference and Exposition on Communication and Computing (ICCC 2005), IIT—Kanpur, Feb. 2005. (also in 11th Annual PTCIF conf., Mar.2005).