This document specifies a data service that may be used to download software to a terminal device using an MPEG-2 Transport Stream via an appropriate physical layer. This service may be used to effect updates or upgrades of firmware, operating system software, device driver software, native application software, middleware, and other types of software that reside in a terminal device. This document specifies standard announcement, signaling, and encapsulation for the delivery of this download data service. The content and format of the software download data is not defined by this Standard. The formats and interpretations of the software download payload are defined by each user of this Standard.
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