Carrier Grade LTE Broadcast Server
Expway Broadcast Multicast Service Center (Expway BMSC) is an efficient and robust Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadcast delivery server. It allows service providers to deliver high quality content to their subscribers simultaneously, with consistent Quality-of-Service (QoS), while reducing their network bandwidth costs.
How It Works
Expway BMSC delivers multimedia content with highly efficient Forward Error Correction (FEC) and File Repair for both live stream and push content, to insure the best possible Quality-of-Experience (QoE). It enables service providers to detect service consumption patterns and switch delivery between Unicast and Multicast accordingly. Expway BMSC also gathers statistics from the devices on how the services were consumed and the associated (QoE).
The largest operators across the world have put Expway BMSC through stringent evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) lab tests, live trials and commercial operations, making it one of the most robust and powerful in the market. It offers high transmission quality, with low drop and error rates. Expway BMSC broadcasts rich content with consistent QoS, while reducing spectrum usage.
We are proudly offering the 5th generation of Expway BMSC. It is FLUTE enabled by design and supports rigorous carrier requirements such as large file transmissions, real-time data feeds, rich HD video formats, and extremely fast channel switching. Expway BMSC allows streaming across multiple synchronized service areas for complete geographical coverage, allowing users to travel without session loss. Several hundred streams can be broadcasted simultaneously, scalable to thousands with a multi-server architecture.
Forward Error Correction, File Repair and Reception Reporting
Expway BMSC offers a powerful Forward Error Correction (FEC), File Repair functionality, and Reception Reporting capabilities to keep taps on file transmission quality and ensure consistent QoS. The FEC transmits redundant bytes up front to correct potential errors without retransmission. File Repair is enabled by transmitting redundant bytes up front to correct potential errors. Transmitted content is stored to automatically respond to lost-data requests. The Reception Reporting function stores QoE information that can eventually be processed for service improvements.
Expway BMSC is fully compliant with 3rd Generation Partnership Project standards (3GPP). Expway has been an active 3GPP member for years. Our team chooses and implements the most relevant features from the 3GPP standards, so Expway customers can stay ahead of the competition.
Expway BMSC works with a large variety of mobile devices offering a high LTE Broadcast-enabled device options to operators. It has been successfully validated with multiple devices from major handset manufacturers and is in production with several leading carriers and device makers. It allows operators to offer their subscribers a greater choice of devices while lowering integration costs, furthering deployment speed.
Expway BMSC supports Network Function Virtualization (NFV) architectures to readily scale and meet irregular streaming demands, especially during peak traffic times. NFV support allows operators to integrate eMBMS services seamlessly in their data centers, increase security, while lowering total cost of ownership by reducing the number of server deployments. It also offers the possibility to share eMBMS services among several operators and offer these services on demand to third parties.