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1st on-site 5G-MAG Reference Tools Workshop between ORS and UPV

A team of researchers from iTEAM-UPV supported by ORS has accelerated the implementation of several 5G-MAG Reference Tools components during a workshop hosted by ORS in Vienna.

From left to right: Aarón Montilla, Álvaro Ibañez, Klaus Kühnhammer, Stefan Babel, Johann Mika, Jaime Sánchez, Fabian Bottesch

A four-day workshop (21st to 24th February) has been key to achieve a giant leap developing new open-source components for the 5G-MAG Reference Tools, in particular a first prototype implementation of a 5G Broadcast transmitter (based on 3GPP LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcast - read more here).

In addition, work was done to implement RaptorQ with BitRipple media delivery solution to enhance the robustness of the broadcast transmissions.

The work was developed by iTEAM-UPV. Klaus Kühnhammer (bitstem GmbH), lead developer of the 5G-MAG Reference Tools, assisted the developers and guided them towards the successful outcome.

The first phase of these implementations will be shortly made available as part of the 5G-MAG Reference Tools repositories (

First open-source LTE-based 5G Broadcast transmitter implementation shortly available as part of the 5G-MAG Reference Tools

ORS was hosting the event at their premises, which also included time to visit Vienna, enjoy the local gastronomy and climb up to the Kahlenberg transmitter, which is part of the ORS 5G Broadcast test-bed.

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  • Learn more about ORS and their involvement in enhancing 3GPP standards for next-generation media streaming, including 5G Broadcast:

  • Learn more about iTEAM-UPV and their research activities in the area of 5G and media: iTEAM-UPV is participating in the H2020 5G-TOURS project where 5G-MAG Reference Tools components are now ready to be tested.

  • Learn more about BitRipple and RaptorQ:


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