TRIALS 5G FOR DISTRIBUTION

TV to handheld devices using LTE-based 5G Broadcast

Participants:

  • RAI (Public Service Media Organization - TV Content Provider - Broadcast Network Operator)

  • Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUB)

  • EBU (European Broadcasting Union)/EMS (Eurovision Media Services)

Services

  • Provide high-quality video media content and service to mobile devices using conventional terrestrial broadcast network infrastructure

 

Duration

  • August 2018 (trial performed during the European Championship)

Location

  • Aosta (Italy)

 

Technologies

  • FeMBMS (Release 14)

 

Equipment and Infrastructure

  • Two HPHT transmitter sites in SFN (Single Frequency Network) mode, EnTV/EPC core, hardware/software defined receiver (SDR) by TUB

 

Spectrum / Frequencies

  • UHF channel 53 (730  MHz center frequency)

 

Main goals

  1. Implement a stand-alone LTE eMBMS network deployed on terrestrial broadcast infrastructure

  2. Distribution of live TV broadcast  over an LTE eMBMS (broadcast) network to mobile devices

  3. Mobile reception (in the vehicles)

  4. Free to air reception

 

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