German broadcast technology institute IRT wants to examine through a research project to what extend the new mobile network standard 5G is suitable for the large-scale transmission of TV channels.
Vodafone UK and Ericsson have successfully tested standalone pre-standard 5G using a prototype device in a central London 3.5 GHz spectrum field trial.
Video consumption continues to fuel mobile broadband traffic growth, according to Ericsson, which predicts 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023.
LG U+ and Huawei have successfully completed the pre-commercial trial of the world’s first live ultra-high-definition (UHD) IPTV over 5G FWA with a chipset based 5G millimeter-wave CPE.
Efficient and cost-effective broadcasting of TV programmes to smartphones and tablets has come a step closer to reality.
The European Union has reached an agreement on opening up the 700 MHz band to mobile services by 2020. The sub-700 MHz band will remain available for broadcasting until at least 2030.