Grupo Globo, which runs the largest Brazilian and Latin American TV network, has carried out the first 5G Broadcast field trial in Brazil at the occasion of the Rock in Rio festival.
The objective of the project, launched with equipment from German manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz, is to validate the operability and market opportunities of the 5G Broadcast technology.
The Rock in Rio festival was broadcast on an experimental UHF channel using the new technology in late September 2019. Rohde & Schwarz supplied an R&S TMU9evo transmitter and the R&S BSCC network component.
5G Broadcast has a signal characteristic similar to that employed in digital terrestrial TV. Like the 5G Today project in Bavaria, Germany, the field trial is intended to contribute information for discussing the further development of TV in Brazil and worldwide.