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Demonstrating Immersive Media Delivery on 5G Broadcast and Multicast Testing Networks

Mi, De, Eyles, Joe, Jokela, Tero, Petersen, Swen, Odarchenko, Roman, Ozturk, Ece, Chau, Duy-Kha, Tran, Tuan, Turnbull, Rory, Kokkinen, Heikki , Altman, Baruch, Bot, Menno, Ratkaj, Darko, Renner, Olaf, Gomez-Barquero, David and Giminez, Jordi Joan (2020) Demonstrating Immersive Media Delivery on 5G Broadcast and Multicast Testing Networks IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 66 (2).

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This work presents eight demonstrators and one showcase developed within the 5G-Xcast project. They experimentally demonstrate and validate key technical enablers for the future of media delivery, associated with multicast and broadcast communication capabilities in 5th Generation (5G). In 5G-Xcast, three existing testbeds: IRT in Munich (Germany), 5GIC in Surrey (UK), and TUAS in Turku (Finland), have been developed into 5G broadcast and multicast testing networks, which enables us to demonstrate our vision of a converged 5G infrastructure with fixed and mobile accesses and terrestrial broadcast, delivering immersive audio-visual media content. Built upon the improved testing networks, the demonstrators and showcase developed in 5G-Xcast show the impact of the technology developed in the project. Our demonstrations predominantly cover use cases belonging to two verticals: Media & Entertainment and Public Warning, which are future 5G scenarios relevant to multicast and broadcast delivery. In this paper, we present the development of these demonstrators, the showcase, and the testbeds. We also provide key findings from the experiments and demonstrations, which not only validate the technical solutions developed in the project, but also illustrate the potential technical impact of these solutions for broadcasters, content providers, operators, and other industries interested in the future immersive media delivery.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Eyles, Joe
Jokela, Tero
Petersen, Swen
Odarchenko, Roman
Ozturk, Ece
Chau, Duy-Kha
Tran, Tuan
Turnbull, Rory
Kokkinen, Heikki
Altman, Baruch
Bot, Menno
Ratkaj, Darko
Renner, Olaf
Gomez-Barquero, David
Giminez, Jordi Joan
Date : 20 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords : 5G, broadcast, multicast, demonstrators, media and entertainment, public warning, immersive media content delivery, testbeds.
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 03 Mar 2020 10:24
Last Modified : 03 Mar 2020 11:00

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