German technology company Rohde & Schwarz will present the world’s first complete 5G Broadcast transmission solution at IBC 2019.
The system consists of the core network functionality provided by the new R&S BSCC broadcast service and control centre and R&S Tx9 transmitters, which support FeMBMS. This all-in-one solution covers all entities from the content provider to the consumer and is fully compliant with 3GPP release 14, according to Rohde & Schwarz.
It enables broadcasters to contribute their assets for efficient distribution of high-quality video to the future 5G ecosystem, reaching smartphones and other devices. The solution will be showcased at the Rohde & Schwarz booth B.21 in hall 7.
As a part of Bavarian research project 5G Today, Rohde & Schwarz is investigating large-scale TV broadcasts in FeMBMS mode. Using high-power high-tower (HPHT) transmitters allows broadcasters to distribute video over 5G networks in downlink-only mode with the advantages of classic broadcasting.
This provides the high-quality levels known from HDTV broadcasting, low-latency live content as well as spectrum efficiency and wide coverage, according to the company. There is no need for a SIM card in the mobile device.