TRIALS AND PROJECTS

5G BROADCAST TRIALS IN VIENNA

DISTRIBUTION OF TV AND RADIO SERVICES USING LTE-BASED 5G TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST

Participants:

  • Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) – Public Broadcaster, Content Provider TV & Radio

  • Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS) – Broadcast Network Operator

  • Servus TV – Private Broadcaster, Content Provider TV

  • KroneHit – Private Broadcaster, Content Provider Radio

  • Vienna University of Technology Institute for Telecommunications – Link Level Simulations

 

Services

  • Linear TV and Radio

 

Duration

  • Phase 1: 2020-2021 - Comparison DVB-T2 vs 5G Broadcast

  • Phase 2: 2021-2023 (planned) - Interplay with mobile broadband

 

Location

  • Vienna (Austria)

Technologies

  • FeMBMS (Release 14) and 5G Broadcast (Release 16)

Equipment and Infrastructure

  • 2 HPHT Transmitter Sites

  • FeMBMS Core System

Spectrum / Frequencies

  • 739 MHz +/- 10 MHz before 1.7.2020

  • 667 MHz +/- [8 MHz (KA transmitter), 10 MHz (IGL transmitter)] from 1.7.2020

 

Main goals

  1. Open testbed for BNOs, MNOs, STB and chip manufacturers

  2. Compare simulation and measurements of  FeMBMS Rel.14 (Rel.16) with DVB-T2 and DAB+

  3. Study product maturity of infrastructure and receivers with close cooperation to manufacturers

  4. Technical evaluation of 5G-BC use-cases and applications (planned for phase 2)

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