Method for the transmission of multimedia data utilizing a signaling signal in a telecommunications network

  • US 8,131,824 B2
  • Filed: 08/01/2002
  • Issued: 03/06/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for transmitting a multimedia message with a plurality of multimedia components from a sender to a recipient in a communication system, the method comprising the steps of:

  • specifying, via at least one multimedia component of the multimedia message, an immediate display of the at least one multimedia component one of before and on arrival of the remaining multimedia components;

    identifying, by a sender, a predefined subset of the multimedia components of the multimedia message as a signaling signal;

    transmitting information to a recipient with the aid of a notification signal, wherein the notification signal indicates that the multimedia message is ready in the communication system for downloading, and wherein the multimedia message ready for downloading comprises at least one multimedia component which has been identified as a signaling signal;

    initiating one of immediate and preferred downloading when the notification signal is received by the recipient, showing that a multimedia component is identified within the multimedia message ready for downloading as a signaling signal.

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