Rohde & Schwarz joins leading companies to drive the new 5G Media2Go initiative

Television Tower at Stuttgard that will be deployed by new 5G initiative

A consortium consisting of DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH, KATHREIN Broadcast GmbH, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Südwestrundfunk, Technische Universität Braunschweig – Institut für Nachrichtentechnik and Telekom Deutschland GmbH has signed a cooperation contract on 14 September 2020 to carry out a two-year project called 5G Media2Go.

The objectives of the project are the verification of the capability of 5G Broadcast to provide linear media services for mobile consumption in vehicles; the combination of two high-power-high-tower transmitters located at the broadcast network sites in Stuttgart and Heilbronn and low-power-low-tower transmitters at mobile network sites in terms of a single frequency network to distribute linear TV programmes using 5G Broadcast (UHF TV channel 40 will be used); the integration of linear and nonlinear broadcast content and services in the infotainment system of a car; the realization of a nonlinear media service based on geo-referenced recommendations („Travelguide“); and the execution of mobile measurement campaigns in order to investigate availability of services with regards to coverage and quality of service.

The project is led by SWR has been launched on 1 october 2020.

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