​LiveU Unveils 5G Links Unit For Live

The LU600 5G integrates internal 5G modems and high efficiency antennas with LiveU’s 4K HEVC technology.

Supporting worldwide 5G cellular frequencies, the LU600 5G is claimed to feature the lowest delay, highest video quality and resolution, and fast file uploads, even in congested areas. The low latency enabled by 5G is particularly beneficial for live 4K sports productions. High-quality coverage continues seamlessly where 5G is not available, for example in rural areas or during network build-out. If the live production crosses into non-5G areas, the LiveU unit automatically bonds the available networks supporting any combination of 3G/4G/5G modems.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO & Co-founder, said, “LiveU has always been at the forefront of broadcast technology. With 5G rolling out rapidly across major cities worldwide, we’re more committed than ever to stay ahead of the game. Our new LU600 5G solution with integrated 5G modems takes full advantage of the faster speeds and guaranteed high bandwidth provided by next generation 5G networks.”

“In parallel, we’re working closely with leading telecom operators worldwide to validate our equipment with emerging 5G networks to make maximum use of the bandwidth and other benefits.”

In the US, LiveU and AT&T have teamed up for live news and sports broadcasts, such as a 5G-based production of the NBA Summer League. LiveU is participating in 5G tests and events with other operators, including Vodafone in Italy and KT Corporation in South Korea.

Wasserman; “We’ve already seen how cellular bonding has largely replaced satellite transmission for live news coverage. With the power of 5G, the potential is even larger for every type of live sports production.”

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