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IRT and RAI test 5G for broadcast applications during European Championships 2018


IRT, the joint research centre of the German, Austrian and Swiss public service broadcasters, and Italian public service broadcaster RAI will be showcasing their pioneering work in shaping the advanced wireless communications technologies, dubbed 5G, with trials run at test sites in Munich and the Aosta Valley during the inaugural European Championships taking place in Glasgow and Berlin (2nd-12th August).

The RAI and IRT trials show how state-of-the-art mobile technologies, such as 5G, could be used for the distribution of public service media content and services. The trials also illustrate a novel approach where mobile technologies are deployed on a conventional terrestrial broadcast network infrastructure and are configured to meet specific broadcast requirements, such as free-to-air delivery, wide-area coverage, and a cost-efficient distribution to mobile devices.

Read more in EBU’s press release

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