Rohde & Schwarz, Qualcomm Technologies, Cellnex Telecom and RTVE deliver content on 5G broadcast at Mobile World Congress 2022

All these companies have worked together to showcase 5G Broadcast with a full end-to-end live streaming demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2022.

During the demonstration, a live signal will be transmitted over the airwaves inside the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from the Rohde & Schwarz booth. Sectorized antenna systems from Cellnex Telecom will be used to a smartphone-shaped test device from Qualcomm Technologies.

The contents included in the 5G Broadcast transmission included the Spanish public broadcaster Radio Televisión Española news channel, “Canal 24h,” the main RTVE channel “La1” and the Radio Nacional de España regional radio channel, “Radio 4.” The content is encoded using encoders provided by the Spanish manufacturer Cires21.

Rohde & Schwarz provided its end-to-end 3GPP compliant solution, comprising a 5G Broadcast enabled R&S TLU9 transmitter, supported by a Spinner filter, and the Broadcast Service and Control Center (BSCC2.0) acting as a core network. This solution is vital to carry out the experimentation.

The 5G Broadcast solution is based on the 3GPP Rel-16 standard feature set and operates in receive-only (ROM), free-to-air (FTA) and SIM-free (SIM-less receive) modes. The dedicated 5G Broadcast mode will be demonstrated with a standalone infrastructure for broadcasting HPHT while operating within the UHF band.

“5G Broadcast opens up an exciting new world for the mobile communication ecosystem, bringing with it unrivaled user experience, new revenue opportunities and innovative service models,” commented Manfred Reitmeier, Vice President Broadcasting and Amplifier Systems at Rohde & Schwarz. “We are proud to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and Cellnex to bring a live experience that gives MWC2022 attendees a taste of what is now possible – and we are only just scratching the surface of the potential with 5G.”

“This is a unique showcase of the delivery of digital TV content over 3GPP standardized technology,” said Lorenzo Casaccia, Vice President of Technical Standards & Intellectual Property, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are proud to have collaborated with Cellnex and Rohde & Schwarz teams to bring this demo to life. Our new 5G R&D technology demonstration at Mobile World Congress proves this isn’t just possible, it’s here today on the show floor for all to experience and, perhaps most importantly, without the need for additional chipsets.”

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