Britain’s four principal mobile operators have bid a combined £1.35 billion in Ofcom’s 5G auction.
A test site for TV broadcasting over 5G networks is being set up in the Bavarian Oberland region as part of research project 5G Today.
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.