Germany successfully trials 5G Broadcast

By: JÖRN KRIEGER

The participants of German research project 5G Today, in which linear TV was transmitted in 5G broadcast mode for the first time, have drawn a positive conclusion.

“We were able to achieve good mobile TV reception in large parts of the measurement area. These findings form an important basis for further standardisation work on 5G broadcasting,” said Aneta Baier, project manager at German broadcast technology research institute IRT.

The aim of the field trials, carried out on two transmitter sites in federal state Bavaria, was to examine the efficient distribution of TV channels for reception on future mobile 5G devices such as smartphones and tablets. 5G Broadcast offers advantages like high video quality, low latency and cost-effective distribution with high coverage, according to the 5G Today partners.

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