German technology company Rohde & Schwarz will present a solution for the future transmission of media content with 5G Broadcast at NAB 2019.
Broadcasters will be able to reach smartphone users directly by using a high-power high-tower (HPHT) network topology as an overlay for mobile networks.
As a part of the Bavarian research project 5G Today, Rohde & Schwarz is investigating large-scale TV broadcasts over an HPHT 5G Broadcast field trial near Munich. The project is also supported by Kathrein, Telefónica Germany and Bavarian public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, who is providing two HPHT sites for the field trial.
Using the HPHT concept will allow broadcasters to distribute video over 5G networks with all the advantages of classic broadcasting like high quality levels as known from HDTV broadcasting, low latency live content as well as enormous spectrum efficiency and wide coverage, according to Rohde & Schwarz. This will enable broadcasters to bring their assets for efficient distribution of high-quality video into the future 5G ecosystem.
With a cell radius of more than 60 km in each transmission area, 5G Broadcast offers broad coverage for transmitting media content, even in rural areas. This reduces necessary infrastructure investments since large areas can be covered with just a few transmitters.
The company will highlight the advantages of this technology at the Rohde & Schwarz booth and will demonstrate the first end-to-end solution for LTE/5G Broadcast.