IBC SHOWCASE: This whitepaper elaborates on the potential of 5G to facilitate the distribution of the whole range of PSM services to portable and mobile devices.
For the time being, the only way of delivering nonlinear services to portable and mobile devices is by means of unicast connections. However, the large-scale delivery of audiovisual content over mobile unicast networks is at present not satisfactory both from the media service provider and user perspectives, due to deficits regarding QoS, coverage, and costs. 5G as specified by 3GPP may offer an opportunity to bridge this gap.
This report is a result of a collaboration between stakeholders in the media sector, including public and commercial broadcasters, broadcast and telecom network operators, equipment manufacturers, and technology providers. The views presented in the report do not necessarily reflect a formal position of the EBU or any of the contributing parties.
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