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Japan’s DOCOMO picks HEVC for video delivery

Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO has indicated that it will license video decoding software for the new HEVC standard this March, paving the way for full HD video streaming on smartphones and other devices.

DOCOMO will license the new decoding software to facilitate the development and widespread adoption of HEVC in many fields, including mobile video services, as part of efforts to reduce loads on its 4G network.

The operator played a key role in the new HEVC standard’s development beginning in 2007, including proposing the concept and technical requirements of using HEVC for mobile video services.

HEVC was jointly finalised by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) last month, and is claimed to be twice as efficient as its predecessor, H.264.

It has also been suggested that H.265 could enable next generation ‘4K’ video to be streamed over 30 Mbps broadband connections.

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