Rohde & Schwarz announced that it is supplying the transmitters and core network components for a 5G Broadcast field trial in Beijing.
Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Chinese National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), will cooperate and set up the trial. NRTA has been researching on possible next generation broadcasting for quite some time.
The FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) and related High Tower High Power (HTHP) concept specified in 3GPP release 14 seem to be in line with their requirements. Affirming through the fact that CBN got commercial 5G license of 4.9GHz with 50MHz band in June 2019, a FeMBMS field trial is consequently a logical move to step in the new mobile world.
With this next generation concept, broadcasters in a changing and converging market can distribute content over 5G networks for different kinds of applications. The advantages such as high video quality, short latency times and wide coverage will more attract mobile users.