In recent years 5G has very much been the talk of the technological town in general and increasingly in the media industry. People expect it to play a significant role in live production and contribution as well as distribution to consumers. There are trials and real-world 5G deployments and testing of media use cases going on behind the scenes. In this COVID-19 era, the role of 5G in remote production becomes even more relevant to cut production costs while complying with strict social distancing guidelines.
This session will explore how 5G offers data rate increases both upstream and downstream, as well as the ability to manage data on the 5G connections in a more sophisticated manner than ever before.
This session will explore how 5G offers data rate increases both upstream and downstream, as well as the ability to manage data on the 5G connections in a more sophisticated manner than ever before. The key role 5G plays in reducing latency; through the development of new standards, it is now possible to reduce latency within live video to a matter of seconds by using multicast ABR within the CDN to the edge and leveraging edge processing within the network.
This presentation will explain how 5G creates a new ball game in many domains. The high-speed network capability of 5G will enable UHD experiences, multi-view in HD, as well as high-quality immersive AR and VR video delivery. The low-latency aspect of 5G networks is crucial to allowing high QoE for VR and AR applications. In addition, the session will explore the edge cloud architecture (MEC) supported by 5G, enabling edge processing for use cases such as sports arenas, cloud VR and gaming.
Mark Andrews (Head of Broadcast and Public Safety, EMEA & India, Soliton Systems) demonstrates the Zao-SH with Ultra Low Latency over 4G. Mark then shows the Zao Web Management system.
5G in Asia: this is not a drill!
At the tail end of 2018 there were many announcements from telcos and governments regarding the roll out of 5G in the APAC region. What is really going on behind those headlines and what should we expect in the coming 1-2 years?