5G

Ever demanding viewers want more from their mobile devices. Streaming video with dedicated bandwidth promises to be one of the major breakthroughs for 5G. Learn how this technology works and who is using it.

Recent 5G Content

Essential Guide: Improving Comms With 5GHzJanuary 15th 2020 - 01:00 PM

As broadcasters continue to differentiate themselves through live programing and events, intercom is gaining more influence now than ever. This is especially true for large arena events where mobile crews demand the freedom of wireless connectivity. But as RF technology grows, the 2.4GHz band is becoming saturated.

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The EBU has fought tenaciously to defend broadcasting spectrum against the cellular industry for well over a decade.

EBU Welcomes Outcome Of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 December 31st 2019 - 09:00 AM

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has declared satisfaction with the outcome of the latest World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), but is concerned over indications that spectrum currently allocated to Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) might be handed over to fixed wireless broadband providers after 2027.

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Left: Test camera at NRG Stadium. Right: PXW-Z450, equipped with prototype transmitter and Xperia 5G mmWave device.

5G Sports Production Passes First TestDecember 19th 2019 - 12:05 PM

NBC, Sony and Verizon begin to test how 5G technology will change sports production.

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5G And Live ProductionNovember 28th 2019 - 10:00 AM

This past summer the NBA did a little experimenting using 5G and mobile phones to cover their summer league. This is not User Generated Content (UGC) by any means. It also was not an off the shelf deployment of 5G and demonstration of its capability.

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Europe Commits To Cellular Broadcast Through 5G Media Action GroupNovember 8th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The 5G Media Action Group launched at IBC 2019 to promote broadcast over future 5G cellular networks has just held its first General Assembly at the Geneva headquarters of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union).

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Broadcom has been pursuing exclusive deals with set top and wireless modem makers.

EU Orders Broadcom To Halt Exclusive Deals With Set Top Box MakersOctober 21st 2019 - 01:00 PM

Broadcom, the dominant US maker of chips for TV set top boxes (STBs), cable modems, smart phones and communications products, has been ordered by the EU (European Union) to cease exclusivity deals while the latter investigates whether these agreements are anti-competitive.

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There have already been successful 5G broadcast trials.

EBU Puts Weight Behind 5G BroadcastOctober 11th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) is calling on the mobile phone industry to back 5G broadcast and support a mode that allows reception of FTA (free to air) services independently of cellular data delivery orchestrated by the SIM card.

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What’s known about millimeter wave health hazards? Not much.

5G’s Millimeter WavesSeptember 5th 2019 - 01:00 PM

There’s a reason you don’t meet many retired transmitter engineers. It’s the same reason stations prefer miles between studios and towers.

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