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Based on OpenAirInterface, the "fembms-enb-ue" branch currently offers an implementation of the eNodeB and UE of the further evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (FeMBMS), which in the version of the LTE eMBMS standard that offers a receive-only mode for downlink only broadcast transmissions. Specified under 3GPP Rel.14, several modifications were made to enhance the system architecture and media formats flexibility for content providers, broadcasters and mobile network operators.

Key 3GPP eMBMS radio interface enhancements, critical to enable large area single-frequency network (SFN) operation, were introduced in 3GPP TS 36.211, TS 36.212 and TS 36.213 and now included in the code.

What can be configured?​

  • eMBMS Mixed-cell broadcast/unicast FDD for both RFSIM (simulation) and USRP on-boarding.

  • FeMBMS Dedicated-cell broadcast for both RFSIM (simulation) and USRP on-boarding.

How to do it?

A recent Wiki provides the necessary steps for the instalation of the OAI modules (ENB, MCE, MME and UE):

Docker files of the different components are also available for download.

A simple test for end-to-end video streaming is also provided so that the solution can be tested with real content.



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