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United States : VERIZON LTE MULTICAST mimics broadcast model

June 6, 2014



Verizon started to demo a new approach to delivering video over its LTE wireless broadband network that allow it to compete and mimic with broadcasting.

The technique the company calls LTE Multicast. It permits Verizon go beyond one-to-one delivery to broadcasting-like, one-to-many delivery.

For its recent demonstration of the technology, Verizon transmitted multiple camera angles of race coverage from the Indianapolis 500 to some crew members in the pit at the track. The wireless carrier used an unrevealed amount of cell sites close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the demo.

The crews, which were given Sequans tablets and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones improved with special LTE Multicast chipsets to get the Verizon broadcast, used the devices to view specific camera angles of the race and give their drivers a tactical advantage.

The Indy trial of LTE Multicast after its rollout at a special technology showing in New York City s Bryant Park as part of the festivities surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII on 2 February 2014.

Verizon spokesperson Debi Lewis said, This is a very spectrally efficient way to deliver large quantities of data, primarily video, to a particular area.


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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