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LTE for Wide Area Broadcast: Nokia White Paper

LTE for Wide Area Broadcast

Nokia White Paper: January 2016 [257 KB]
LTE for converging media delivery over a wide area

While the duration of time spent watching linear TV (broadcast according to fixed schedules) each day has remained steady since 2010, the amount of non-linear TV (on-demand content watched at any time) being consumed is rising and is predicted to reach more than 32 minutes per day per viewer in 2016.

LTE’s broadcast mode, LTE Broadcast (based on LTE evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, eMBMS), can achieve these aims and provide a flexible, future multimedia system for linear and non-linear content delivery.

And LTE Broadcast is perfectly integrated in LTE, because it can be run on the same resources as (unicast) LTE from the same network infrastructure to the same devices.

Nokia is running a field trial in Munich with the “Institut für Rundfunktechnik”, the research institute of the public broadcasting corporations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland and other research partners with the support of Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Bavarian public broadcast corporation. The research project is funded by Bayerische Forschungsstiftung (BFS).

© Nokia Networks 2016.

Nokia is a GSA Executive Member and this white paper is made available via the GSA web site with their permission.

LTE for Wide Area Broadcast

Nokia White Paper: January 2016 [257 KB]
LTE for converging media delivery over a wide area

While the duration of time spent watching linear TV (broadcast according to fixed schedules) each day has remained steady since 2010, the amount of non-linear TV (on-demand content watched at any time) being consumed is rising and is predicted to reach more than 32 minutes per day per viewer in 2016.

LTE’s broadcast mode, LTE Broadcast (based on LTE evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, eMBMS), can achieve these aims and provide a flexible, future multimedia system for linear and non-linear content delivery.

And LTE Broadcast is perfectly integrated in LTE, because it can be run on the same resources as (unicast) LTE from the same network infrastructure to the same devices.

Nokia is running a field trial in Munich with the “Institut für Rundfunktechnik”, the research institute of the public broadcasting corporations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland and other research partners with the support of Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Bavarian public broadcast corporation. The research project is funded by Bayerische Forschungsstiftung (BFS).

© Nokia Networks 2016.

Nokia is a GSA Executive Member and this white paper is made available via the GSA web site with their permission.

Date: 22nd Jan 2016
Type: Report
Technology: LTE Broadcast (eMBMS)
Originator: Nokia

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