Verizon Demonstrating LTE Broadcast at NFL Game
Technology demonstration taking place in New York during Super Bowl week.
New York, New York – January 29, 2014 – Folks in NYC during the first weekend of February can snag a sneak peek of Verizon’s upcoming LTE Broadcast service, running live at a demo room in Verizon’s Bryant Park booth.
The users will see NFL content, and on Sunday Verizon is inviting people to see the Super Bowl at the same location.
Earlier this year NFL made an announcement that they will not allow streaming video at the stadium itself, because unicast consumes far too much of bandwidth. LTE Broadcast is a perfect remedy for this problem as it will allow multicast to all, i.e. to send the stream once and in one-to-many mode!
Verizon is demonstrating two devices at the event. Here’s the snapshot of the 7″ Android tablet with Expway’s LTE Broadcast Middleware and Sequans LTE Modem:
7 inch fablet, powered by Expway’s eMBMS Middleware
The Super Bowl content currently demonstrated may not be exactly what the carrier plans to launch later in 2014 as its service, but at least it gives a solid idea of how it should look like:
For the end-user LTE Broadcast means a crystal clear HD video even whilst at mobile. Also, the viewed content will not consume your data package, once you have a subscription for the service.
>> Engadget’s video and article of the service *CLICK HERE*
>> Verizon Wireless’ article of the event *CLICK HERE*
VZW getting ready for the Super Bowl Sunday, at Bryant Park