ABR for Mobile Networks

5G  benefits to mobile end-users

 

5G is bringing many benefits to mobile end-users, among which:

  • More bandwidth for better quality of experience
  • Lower battery consumption
  • Internet of Things: have applications that do not depend on the operator through machine-to-machine communication
  • Fixed/Mobile convergence for video and data delivery
  • Mobile broadcasting and seamless switching between different delivery modes: unicast, multicast & broadcast
  • Deployment in a virtualized environment with Multi-Access Edge computing and NFV

 

All this is happening little by little, starting with the implementation of the radio aspect of 5G that already allows devices to reach higher bitrates and hence a better quality of experience for video viewing. Videos are deployed in HLS or MPEG-DASH streaming formats, with soon the capability of using CMAF.

Broadpeak CDN technologies are fully compliant with these formats and we are also working on some other aspects of 5G through the participation in 2 European collaborative projects: Sat5G and 5GxCast.

Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G (SaT5G)

 

Objectives

  • Accelerate 5G deployment
  • Create new opportunities for satcom market
  • Contribute to the standardization
  • Provide a cost-effective and plug and play solution

 

Concept

  • Virtualisation of satcom network functions
  • Leveraging 5G features / technologies in satcom
  • Optimal integration of the multicast benefits in 5G services delivery

 

Testbeds & prototyping

  • 5GIC (Surrey, UK)
  • UOULU (Oulu, Finland)
  • ZII (Wessling, Germany)

 

 

Technical contribution of Broadpeak to SaT5G

 

 

Challenges

  • Improve video quality
  • Minimise end-to-end latency
  • Address all screens

 

Solution

  • Multicast usage as contribution link
  • Efficient caching server
  • Transparently use local cache server

 

Benefits

  • No big investment
  • Costs optimization for operators
  • Enhanced QoE

 

Broadpeak’s solutions inside SaT5G

 


Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers for the Fifth-Generation of Wireless Systems (5G-Xcast)

 

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  • Media
  • Automative
  • IoT
  • Public warning

 

Objectives

  • Identify use cases
  • Contribute to 3GPP standard
  • Set up testbeds & prototypes
  • End of project 2020

 

Content Distribution Framework

  • Combine unicast, multicast, broadcast delivery
  • Do caching for network resource optimization
  • Specify a simple interface between content service provider and network operator

 

 

Technical contribution of Broadpeak to 5G-Xcast

 

Challenges

  • Manage diversity of user contexts to adapt the delivery technology

 

Solution

  • Identification of the user context
  • Content popularity local measurement
  • Dynamic allocation of video delivery resources: unicast / multicast / eMBMS

 

Benefits

  • Convergent solution
  • Costs optimization for operators
  • Seamless switching between environments for enhanced QoE

 

 

Broadpeak’s solutions inside 5G-Xcast

 

 

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