Expway LTE Broadcast Solution Powers LTE-A+
TDF (Télédiffusion de France) and RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) launch first LTE-A+ Broadcast trials.
London, UK – April 15, 2015 – French transmitter network operator TDF and Italian public broadcaster RAI have launched the world’s first field trials of the new converged mobile broadcast system LTE-A+ Broadcast from transmitter sites in Paris and Aosta.
The joint project is based on the Tower Overlay concept developed by German university TU Braunschweig in 2013 under the leadership of Professor Ulrich Reimers. It is supported by German research institute IRT and broadcast solution providers Expway(France) and GatesAir (USA).
The trials intend to evidence the possibility of convergence between the LTE technology ecosystem on one side and traditional DVB broadcast infrastructure on the other. They come at a moment where the mobile industry is increasingly looking at eMBMS, an LTE-embedded broadcast approach to serve the growing mobile video and TV consumption.
Thierry Sergent, CEO of Expway commented “As a leading provider of LTE Broadcast software for mobile operators and device makers, we are happy to explore how LTE-A+ Broadcast can enhance user experience and deliver more content to more people. We strongly believe in the convergence of broadcast and telecom and LTE-A+ Broadcast might be a key technology for upcoming 5G standard.
In the trials, two data streams share the same UHF channel in time-division: one stream is conveying conventional digital HDTV channels to be viewed on domestic DVB-T2 TV sets while and a second embedded stream is conveying a specific broadcast flow intended for 4G LTE-A+ smartphones, laptops and tablets.
Expway is the world leader in LTE Broadcast, enabling mobile carriers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and content providers to benefit from the mobile live video streaming explosion. Expway delivers the highest quality mobile content efficiently and cost effectively through the last mile, from the antenna to the mobile device, with the highest quality of experience. Expway is the only vendor to offer a complete end-to-end, 3GPP standard-based solution, providing both the LTE Broadcast server, the device middleware and tools.
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