More than 30 organisations have now signed up to the 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG).
Launched at IBC 2019, 5G-MAG is designed to be a new association for the use of 5G in the media sector.
The cross industry organisation comprises network operators, component and technology solution suppliers, equipment manufacturers, R&D organisations, regulators and policy makers.
It held its first General Assembly on Wednesday at the EBU Headquarters in Geneva.
“Much has been said about the potential for 5G networks to play a central role in media delivery in future. One of the big challenges, however, is to ensure that new 5G features such as broadcast capabilities are supported by network infrastructure and user devices,” said Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation.
Arcidiacono said while 5G services were sure to appear in the major metropolitan areas, the media-related applications that are of most interest to broadcasters require a reliable wide area network coverage close to 100% of the population and 100% of the territory.