Nokia has announced a completion of a trial with Mexico’s TV Azteca that Mexico that examined video transmission use cases using 5G standalone and edge computing.
The trial explored latency reduction, as well as identifying improvements in efficiency, flexibility and cost.
It was carried out using 100MHz spectrum in the 3.5GHz frequency range with Nokia 5G technology for core and radio access.
TV Azteca tested the transfer of raw HD/4K video from cameras to its encoding server, for subsequent distribution without the need for additional infrastructure.
Pedro Manuel Carmona Ortiz, Chief Technology Officer TV Azteca, said: “We’re committed to delivering the best possible viewing experience to our audience. Our partnership with Nokia has not only allowed us to successfully test our video transmission capabilities across a secure 5G network, but also provided the groundwork for other use cases across Grupo Salinas.”
The trial was conducted at TV Azteca’s premises in Mexico City to identify how 5G technology could bring technological and financial benefits to parent company Grupo Salinas, as part of its Industry 4.0 digitalisation strategy.
Marcelo Entreconti, Head of Enterprise, Latin America at Nokia, said: “5G technology has the potential to transform the broadcast industry, thanks to its reduced latency and cost benefits. This trial has shown that TV Azteca can transmit events live, in real time and without compromising quality, giving them a competitive advantage in the market and demonstrating the opportunities that come with embracing 5G.”
This application demonstrated the potential of new applications for TV coverage in smart stadiums, as well as leveraging edge computing platforms to host augmented reality (AR) services or run event-related analytics.
Tests also showed that 5G connectivity enabled more agile camera deployment and repositioning during live events, resulting in a more dynamic viewing experience.