Nokia Siemens Networks enables world first live TV broadcast via TD-LTE
Published on: 28th Jan 2013
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For the first time in the world, TD LTE technology has successfully been used for a live TV broadcast. On January 5, China Mobile's TD LTE network transmitted a live video stream of the Xiamen International Marathon to TV centers of China Central TV and Xiamen TV for live broadcasting.
The TD-LTE network, built by Nokia Siemens Networks, exceeded required parameters to transmit high-definition (HD) video and images from cameras on the move, matching a relay via satellite.
As sole supplier of the Xiamen network, Nokia Siemens Networks says that in spite of the increased demand for network capacity with exceptional traffic and load conditions, there was no degradation in network performance, no packet loss and no delay during the two and a half hour live transmission of the mega event on the move.
"This world-first is yet another proof point for us as a leader in driving the TD-LTE innovation, globalization and commercialization," said Markus Borchert, president of Nokia Siemens Networks Greater China Region.
For the TD-LTE network, Nokia Siemens Networks deployed its Single RAN Advanced platform to China Mobile's TD-LTE pre-commercial trial network in Xiamen. The company also provided its Liquid Core-based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) platform, including Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway). In addition, the company provided its NetAct network management system, enabling consolidated monitoring, management and operation of China Mobile's networks.