Nineteen telephone service providers in Europe and Asia were expected to begin a trial run Monday of software and hardware from PacketVideo, the San Diego-based wireless video streaming company. This is the second and largest trial run yet for PacketVideo, which has won patents and hundreds of millions in funding for its software that streams video to wireless devices.
The trial is being orchestrated by Siemens, a giant handset maker that also sells telephone-networking equipment. The 19 carriers are using a Siemen's network. PacketVideo conducted a smaller trial with a Finnish telephone service provider from October to December.