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IBC 2018 To Highlight 5G Broadcast Debate

Jul 19, 2018

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5G is a marketing term for some new mobile technologies. Definitions differ and confusion is common. The ITU IMT-2020 standard provides for speeds up to 20 gigabits and has only been demonstrated with high frequency millimeter waves of 15 gigahertz and higher. The more recent 3GPP standard includes any network using the NR New Radio software. 5G New Radio can include lower frequencies, from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. However, the speeds in these lower frequencies are only modestly higher than new 4G systems, estimated at 15% to 50% faster.

The hype and discussion about next generation telecom systems - most notably 5G - has hit the mainstream, partly because of the promise of faster and more widespread mobile broadband services for smart phones and other devices. It is also something that is being debated seriously in broadcast circles as a possible alternative - if not replacement - for digital terrestrial transmission in both radio and television, as well as cable and satellite.

This year's IBC conference programme features two sessions that will look at the possibilities for connectivity to multi-play devices offered by 5G (fifth generation) technology and whether that promise will be fulfilled in the near future. These presentations follow other events, including the 2017 Radio TechCon and the recent Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) Global Summit, where broadcasters and broadcast regulators began to look at the viability of mobile technologies for both contribution links and distribution.

The broadcast and multicast elements of 5G are being laid out by the 5G-Xcast project. The technology for this is designated 5G PPP (Public Private Partnership) Phase II and is being developed jointly by the European Commission along with information and communication technology (ICT) manufacturers, telecommunications operators, service providers and research bodies in Europe. It includes Next Generation Audio (NGA), a key part of proposed immersive and interactive TV services, which will incorporate UHD, object-based based production and virtual/augmented reality.

Points such as this will no doubt be discussed during the two 5G sessions taking place at IBC 2018. The panel discussion Smart Connectivity and Multiplay Devices - The Road to 5G takes place from 11.30am to 12.15pm on 15 September. The Tech Talks session 5G - Are We Nearly There Yet? is on the same day from 4.15pm to 5.30pm.

DIBSYS Technologies will be in IBC2018, Welcome to our booth Hall 3, A16, in Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, The Netherlands.

More details contact sales: 

Bonnie Jia

Regional Sales Manager

DIBSYS Technologies Co., Ltd


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