There has been a lot of buzz about the transformative potential of 5G, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how broadcasters can make the most of it and what real benefits it offers.

In this report, Caretta Research highlights the top use cases for broadcasters, exploring the potential benefits and challenges of integrating 5G into your workflow.

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The key points covered in the report are:

  • Where a stable network can be deployed with sufficient bandwidth and uplink ratio, 5G offers flexibility and a smaller footprint than traditional IP-based production. Trials are offering promising results, but have resulted in higher-than-expected latency than legacy connectivity.
  • The limiting factor of 5G deployment is the capacity and stability of the network. Despite the promise of low latency and stable bandwidth, network operators and technology providers are still figuring out how best to support broadcasters.
  • The investment required to bring 5G broadcast to the mainstream will need to be defined before broadcast and device manufacturers are willing to foot the bill. In a world moving towards streaming only, a revival of free-to-air will struggle to gain traction.

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