Home » Telecommunication » First end-to-end live 5G Broadcast streaming to smartphones at MWC Barcelona 2022 with Qualcomm and Rohde&Schwarz

First end-to-end live 5G Broadcast streaming to smartphones at MWC Barcelona 2022 with Qualcomm and Rohde&Schwarz




Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in broadcast transmitter and media technologies, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the driving force behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G, have joined forces to showcase 5G Broadcast with a full end-to-end live streaming demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2022.

In a live demonstration delivering content to smartphone devices, and showcasing Broadcast/Multicast capabilities over 5G, content provided by Cellnex Telecom will be re-transmitted using a 5G Broadcast signal over-the-air in Barcelona, giving show attendees a firsthand look at an advanced live mobile experience.

5G Broadcast offers network operators and broadcasters opportunities to create exciting consumer experiences across a range of new and existing business areas. All of this while enabling high spectral efficiency and reduced costs.

To bring this live demonstration together, Rohde & Schwarz provided its end-to-end 3GPP compliant solution, comprising a 5G Broadcast enabled R&S TLU9 transmitter, supported by a Spinner filter, and the Broadcast Service and Control Center (BSCC2.0) acting as a core network.

During the demonstration a live signal will be transmitted over-the-airwaves inside the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, from the Rohde & Schwarz booth, using sectorized antenna systems supplied by Cellnex, to a smartphone form-factor test device from Qualcomm Technologies.

The 5G Broadcast solution is built on the 3GPP Rel-16 feature-set, operating in a Receive-Only Mode (ROM), Free-To-Air (FTA) and without the need for a SIM card (SIM-free reception). The 5G Broadcast dedicated mode will be demonstrated with a standalone broadcast High Power High Tower (HPHT) infrastructure while operating within the UHF band.

“Having the right network will be key to develop 5G Broadcast services,” said Ramon Salat, Commercial Broadcast Director of Cellnex Spain. “Cellnex has the right combination of high and low towers to provide a good coverage for population and territory,” adds Ramon.

“5G Broadcast opens up an exciting new world for the mobile communication ecosystem, bringing with it unrivaled user experience, new revenue opportunities and innovative service models,” commented Manfred Reitmeier, Vice President Broadcasting and Amplifier Systems at Rohde & Schwarz. “We are proud to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and Cellnex to bring a live experience that gives MWC2022 attendees a taste of what is now possible – and we are only just scratching the surface of the potential with 5G.”

“This is a unique showcase of the delivery of digital TV content over 3GPP standardized technology,” said Lorenzo Casaccia, Vice President of Technical Standards & Intellectual Property, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are proud to have collaborated with Cellnex and Rohde & Schwarz teams to bring this demo to life. Our new 5G R&D technology demonstration at Mobile World Congress proves this isnâ€?t just possible, itâ€?s here today on the show floor for all to experience and, perhaps most importantly, without the need for additional chipsets.”

The contents included in the 5G Broadcast transmission included the Spanish public broadcaster Radio Televisión Española news channel, “Canal 24h,” the main RTVE channel “La1” and the Radio Nacional de España regional radio channel, “Radio 4.” The content is encoded using encoders provided by the Spanish manufacturer Cires21.

Broadcast/Multicast over 5G is not restricted to linear and live content distribution. For network operators and media content providers it offers a completely new range of business models for delivering content or data to large numbers of consumers and without affecting the regular cellular 5G mobile network. Venue and automotive sectors are particularly suitable for new consumer applications while the high power, high tower free-to-air/no-SIM offers emergency services and national authorities more secure ways to deliver public messages during natural disasters or emergencies.

To experience this new era of live media delivery and find out more about the benefits of 5G Broadcast technology, join us at MWC Barcelona 2022:

Qualcomm                              Hall 3, Booth 3E10

Rohde & Schwarz                  Hall 5, Booth 5A80

Cellnex                                   Hall 4 Booth 4B150

Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media 

Rohde & Schwarz has been an innovator in broadcast and media for over 70 years. The Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio covers the entire signal processing chain for digital video and audio content – from ingest and playout to encoding and multiplexing, from contribution to satellite and IP networks to terrestrial transmission. It includes solutions for monitoring in the studio, as well as for monitoring streaming and broadcast services and entire broadcast networks. The T&M expert also offers a diverse range of instruments for testing end user equipment and infrastructure components in development, production, and quality assurance. Rohde & Schwarz invests in an IP and software-based future built with the blend of innovation, experience, and stability that the company can offer. 

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the worldâ€?s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G.  When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

About Cellnex Telecom

Cellnex Telecom is the independent wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures operator that enables operators to access Europe\-s most extensive network of advanced telecommunications infrastructures on a shared-use basis, helping to reduce access barriers for new operators and to improve services in the most remote areas.

Cellnex manages a portfolio of more than 130,000 sites – including forecast roll-outs up to 2030 – in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Cellnex\-s business is structured in four major areas: telecommunication infrastructures services; audiovisual broadcasting networks; security and emergency service networks and solutions for smart urban infrastructure and services management (Smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT)).

The company is listed on the continuous market of the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the selective IBEX 35 and EuroStoxx 100 indices. It is also present in the main sustainability indices, such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good, MSCI and Standard Ethics.

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2021, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.28 billion in the 2020/2021 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.





Posted by on 23. February 2022. Filed under Telecommunication. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Archive

Recent Comments

    © 2022 So-Co-IT. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Copyright by LayerMedia


    Blogverzeichnis - Blog Verzeichnis bloggerei.de Blog Top Liste - by TopBlogs.de Bloggeramt.de