Orange serves up LTE Broadcast at French Open

The tablets used Sequans chips with Expway Middleware; Alcatel-Lucent with Expway inside, provided the infrastructure.

Paris, France, May 28, 2014 – For the first time in France, Orange served up LTE Broadcast. The company has teamed up with France Televisions, Expway, Sequans, Alcatel-Lucent and others in a full-scale test of 4G multicast technology. Attendees at this year’s French Open had a chance to experience matches from multiple camera angles during the tournament.

Throughout the tournament visitors to the Rolland Garros Lab were able to enjoy top quality coverage of the tennis matches by France Télévisions, on eMBMS compatible smartphones and tablets. Expway’s Middleware is the software that controlled the LTE modem and provides the multicast video, on the 7-inch tablets.

End-users could view four channels airing live broadcast and select the exact tennis match they wished to watch. Expway’s Middleware indeed enables a super-fast channel change.

Read the Sequans announcement here.

Watch the Youtube video here.

Coverage from journaldugeek.