Technology from LiveU has been chosen by Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo for live video streaming as part of the value-added customer services offered over its newly launched 5G network.
The mobile operator will be promoting a variety of LiveU’s HEVC bonding transmission products in a combined bundle using Docomo’s 5G and 4G connectivity. The solution offers high-quality low-delay video streaming for broadcasters, sports productions, enterprise, government and other organisations.
LiveU was selected as the streaming provider after Docomo undertook extensive 5G tests to verify the real-world impact of the next-generation network on live 4K broadcasts. Leveraging Docomo’s 5G network, LiveU HEVC bonded technology was proven to deliver high data rate communications, lower latency and higher capacity.
Takeshi Funakoshi, general manager of 5G & IoT Solution Office at NTT Docomo, said: “NTT Docomo welcomes LiveU’s HEVC bonding transmission products, which are compatible with 5G. We want to spread the value of 5G to the world with LiveU.”
Yaal Eshel, general manager of LiveU Asia, said: “We are honoured to be selected by Docomo as their solution of choice for live video streaming. This represents an important endorsement of our technology from one of the world’s leading telecom and mobile operators. Using Docomo’s trusted reliable networks, customers will be able to stream high-quality video across many different use cases. Japan is one of the most strategic markets for LiveU worldwide. We’re all hoping that the Covid-19 crisis will pass quickly and that we’ll see our joint solution being used to cover all types of live sports and other events.”
Available through Docomo will be LiveU’s broadcast-quality HEVC solutions, including the LU600 HEVC and compact LU300 HEVC, among other products.