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Rohde & Schwarz Brings 5G
Broadcast/Multicast to the World
5G promises to provide new and radically different technological
and business opportunities, writes Rohde & Schwarz...

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lso, this new technology brings
new broadcast and multicast
capabilities to the whole ecosystem
as it offers Network Operators and
Broadcasters great momentums in
several new business areas while
offloading data capacity to create high
spectral efficiency and reduced costs.
Using broadcast and/or multicast
over 5G, Network Operators can
deliver premium content to mobile
consumers while they are still
attached to cellular networks and
with consistent high Quality-of-Service
(QoS) and higher Quality of Experience
(QoE) within an overlay concept.
As a network operator, or media
content provider in the mobile telco
industry, this means a completely new
range of business models are now
possible for delivering content or data
to very large numbers of consumers
without affecting the cellular 5G
mobile network.
This technology offers entirely
news ways for consumers to access
high quality media over a range of
smartphones and a diversity of SIMless devices with a higher coverage
and lower latency.
Big Media Opportunities
5G Broadcast does not necessarily
mean Mobile TV. In fact, the new
technology allows network operators
to make new business verticals a
reality. Indeed, it does not only
deliver media and entertainment to
Smartphones, but also it reaches smart
vehicles with OTA updates, media and
entertainment inside the car and map
updates.
Live event multicasting makes more
sense while using this feature and 5G
Broadcast can transmit public safety
multicasts, such as urgent weather and
community information, simplifying
the relationship between community
members and public authorities.
Several other services can be
optimised while using multicast
over 5G, such as OTA multicasts for
centralized configuration & control,
live commerce, and rural e-Learning
where no internet connection is
available.

Transmission tower
- 5G broadcasting

In addition, 5G multicast enables
venue casting where the consumer can
combine live experience with home
comfort.
5G multicast opens up big
opportunities to broadcast network
operators, making their infrastructure
more dynamic and enabling them to
discover new distribution features.
Also, this technology helps mobile
network operators offload heavy
streaming and data loads so that they
avoid infrastructure over-provisioning
and degrade their consumers' Quality
of Service while reducing CAPEX and
OPEX.
Worldwide Proof-of-concept
Moving 5G Multicast slowly but
surely towards potential rollouts.
Over the last decade, there have been
several false dawns when it comes to
commercial high-quality mobile media
broadcasts. What looks fantastic in an
R&D lab or on a tradeshow stand has
rarely lived up to expectations when it
is applied to real world scrutiny.
5G TODAY was the very first project
to test Broadcast and Multicast
capabilities over 5G officially launched
in July 2017 with project partners
including the Bavarian Broadcasting
Corporation (Bayerischer Rundfunk,
BR), the Broadcast Technology
Institute IRT, Kathrein, Rohde &
Schwarz as well as Telefónica Germany
all jointly testing broadcasting options
for future 5G technology.
The
project
established
in
Munich and the Bavarian alpine
region, concluded at the end of

February 2020. It has tested how 5G
broadcasting can be used to create
an overlay infrastructure that can
simultaneously serve millions of future
5G mobile devices. The aim is neither
to burden the regular mobile networks
nor to incur additional costs for
citizens but rather to demonstrate how
premium content will be distributed
more efficiently, deliver new visual
experiences while enhancing the
user experience. Now the project has
been turned off, the results are being
evaluated and will be publicly shared.
5G City Projects
Beijing is a city witnessing the start
of another big 5G Broadcast/Multicast
project. The Academy of Broadcasting
Science (ABS) and China Broadcasting
Network (CBN), two public institutions
under governmental authority of the
Chinese National Radio and Television
Administration (NRTA), have set up a
proof-of-concept trial, which started in
August 2019. Rohde & Schwarz is again
a key participant in the trial, supplying
the transmitters and core network
components. That date has marked the
first step of the long-term strategies
pursued by both parties, which
comprise 5G Broadcast commercial
deployment by the 2022 Winter
Olympic Games in Beijing, followed by
further national expansion by 2025.
The next metropolitan trial is under
way in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In
Rio, Globo, the largest Brazilian and
Latin American TV network, recently
conducted a 5G broadcast field test
together with Rohde & Schwarz.

Beginning of October last year, a Rock
Festival was transmitted as a 4K signal
using the 5G Broadcast technology.
Just after launching the 5G
Broadcast trial in China, Rohde &
Schwarz provided an R&S TMU9evo
transmitter and the R&S BSCC core
network component to support Globo
while testing this new technology. The
aim of the test run is to validate the
transmission technology in terms of its
operability and market potential.
Whilst running the two big proof of
concepts in Beijing and Rio, Rohde &
Schwarz believes that 5G broadcast
has future in Europe as well, where it
supports CRIT (RAI R&D body) in Torino
with a testing network including high/
medium power transmitters and the
BSCC (Broadcast Service & Control
Centre) playing the role of the core
network.
With nearly the same setup, the 5G
Broadcast team at Rohde & Schwarz
promotes a better way to deliver
content to many countries, such as
France, Austria, Finland, Spain and
the Philippines where tests are already
taking place.
Interest in this new technology
driven business model is rising in
other parts of the world, such as South
Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Australia,
UAE, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea, UK and
even US, where we can in future see
a major expansion of 5G Broadcast/
Multicast commercial trials.
5G Multicast has some way to go before they become commercially available, but what the current and upcoming trials are proving is that this new
technology could revolutionize the way
people access high quality digital media on the move - watch this space!
5G Broadcast:
CCTV Tower Beijing


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