Monday, January 28, 2013

China Mobile Transmits 1st Live TV broadcast via TD-LTE

China Mobile transmitted a live video stream of the Xiamen International Marathon over its trial TD-LTE on January 5th to TV centers of China Central TV and Xiamen TV for live broadcasting. It was the first such live TV broadcast over TD-LTE.

Nokia Siemenes Networks, which is the sole supplier of China Mobile's TD-LTE in Xiamen, said the high-definition (HD) video were transmitted with zero bit rate errors throughout the entire event from cameras on the move. Despite 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.stable uplink throughput of 5 Mbps was maintained.

For the TD-LTE network, Nokia Siemens Networks deployed its Single RAN Advanced platform, based on its high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, 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.

“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. “With our advanced TD-LTE technology, we ensured optimal network performance with ultra high-quality and reliability for China Mobile to support such a mega international event with very high data traffic.”