To empower content delivery over next-gen 5G networks, Broadpeak is playing a role within SaT5G and 5G-Xcast consortiums
In an attempt to help define 5G standards, Broadpeak has announced its participation in two projects supported by the European Commission.
Within this capacity, Broadpeak has been developing solutions and tools for optimising resource management allocation for mobile networks, using either multicast or unicast depending on the popularity of the content. By driving technology innovation in the area of content distribution over 5G networks, Broadpeak aims to empower content providers to deliver enhanced user experience over next-gen wireless networks.
The first project is for the Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G (SaT5G) consortium, which is aimed at delivering “seamless, economically viable integration of satellite into 5G networks to ensure ubiquitous 5G access”. The project also drives standardisation — mainly in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) — contributing to the definition of the 5G system and integration of satellite communications.
In this project, Broadpeak is involved in research, development and validation of technologies required for plug-and-play integration of satcom elements into 5G networks, including testing and accessing these technologies through live demonstrations across Europe.
The second project involves convergence and service continuity between fixed and mobile networks. As part of the industry consortium 5G-Xcast, Broadpeak aims to drive the adaptation of its content delivery network (CDN) solution, which allows content caching on fixed networks and leverages multicast capabilities of asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL), cable and satellite networks to the 5G mobile network.
Jacques Le Mancq, CEO of Broadpeak, commented: “5G networks are the future of content delivery in the mobile operator world. By taking a leadership role in defining 5G standards, Broadpeak continues its commitment to customers in ensuring that a superior end-user experience is delivered, with the utmost scalability, bandwidth, efficiency and quality on every screen.
“With standardised 5G networks on the horizon, consumers can enjoy the highest quality of experience whether they are on the go, using an evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS) device, or a regular smartphone.”