Comprehensive 5G Broadcast solution at IBC2019

Rohde & Schwarz offers FeMBMS support

The Rohde & Schwarz solution for the 5G Broadcast transmission consists of the core network functionality provided by the new R&S BSCC broadcast service and control center and R&S Tx9 transmitters, which support FeMBMS. This covers all entities and is fully compliant with 3GPP Release 14.

A complete 5G Broadcast transmission solution will be shown at IBC 2019. (Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG)

Media consumption has shifted toward smartphones and other portable devices, 3GPP Release 14 is enabling this by using FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service). With 5G TODAY, Rohde & Schwarz is investigating large-scale TV broadcasts in the FeMBMS mode. Using high-power high-tower (HPHT) transmitters allows broadcasters to distribute video over 5G networks in downlink-only mode with all the advantages of classic broadcasting. This provides the quality levels known from HDTV broadcasting, low- latency live content as well as enormous spectrum efficiency and wide coverage. There is no need for a SIM card in the mobile device.

R&S Tx9 transmitters provide FeMBMS based on a unique software-based signal processing platform. The pure software-based signal processing platform gives network operators great flexibility and ideally prepares them for future signal processing requirements.

At IBC, Rohde & Schwarz is launching its new 5G Broadcast core network element, the R&S BSCC broadcast service and control center, which enables Rohde & Schwarz terrestrial transmitters to deliver LTE/5G Broadcast content. This element provides core network functionality so that network operators can distribute content over LTE/5G Broadcast. It reduces 3GPP core network entities’ complexity to meet broadcasters’ needs for a straightforward LTE/5G Broadcast experience. The overall Rohde & Schwarz solution makes it very easy to configure network parameters. Multiple Rohde & Schwarz FeMBMS transmission sites can be centrally configured in the R&S BSCC core network element.

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