NESTED consortium born to make 5G broadcast transmission greener

Ateme has recently announced that is leading NESTED (New vidEo STandards for Enhanced Delivery). It is a consortium with the objective of developing a high quality-of-experience (QoE) and sustainable video-streaming solution over 5G.

The project is headed by Ateme in collaboration with Orange. The telco tests the efficiency and sustainability of the NESTED streaming solution in real use cases over 5G. NESTED also has involved Viaccess-Orca and its video player, QoE analytics enabler suite and targeted advertising solution; and Enensys Technologies with its MediaCast Mobile and its CubeAgent Mobile. As well, the French institution IETR (Institut d’Electronique et des Technologies du numéRique), the research unit at French engineering school INSA Rennes, also participates by providing a VVC decoder. Ateme will bring its latest compression technology, its Just-in-time packager and its CDN to the table.

The consortium will leverage advances in video compression and delivery technologies, and their expected benefits in terms of reduced environmental impacts, among which: CMAF chunk sharing to reduce the traffic burden on the CDN, the VVC video encoding with its promise of halving bitrates, and multicast/unicast convergence enabling peak audience reach.

In addition, this collaboration will highlight the benefits of an e2e pre-integrated multicast ABR solution, notably in terms of QoE and personalized viewing experience. Ultimately, it will therefore enable multicast for 5G, allowing operators to take a greener approach to streaming.

The two-year project, supported by France’s Brittany region (Région Bretagne), is due to end in 2023.

Mickaël Raulet, Chief Technology Officer, commented: “We are proud that Orange has turned to us to help them achieve their sustainability goals. There is an ongoing debate about the environmental impact of streaming over 5G and this project will help to lessen that. It also highlights the innovation taking place within the French market and once completed, we look forward to helping other organizations around the world leverage that innovation through our new streaming solution.”

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