In this 2021 session we look at two extremes - edge computing, enabled by 5G, which promises highly customised and computationally demanding media experiences to individual users - but what do you actually implement and how do you deploy and manage this extraordinary degree of customisation - our author has been doing just this. At the other extreme, with the standardisation of 5G Terrestrial concluded, the convergence of mobile and broadcast is finally done! Here, our author argues further changes including a new radio design may still be needed for viable commercial operations. Finally, our supporting paper provides an update on the status and on-going work in 3GPP’s Media Streaming, Broadcast and recent release 17 work on new codecs and edge computing.

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