This post is by Ashish Dayama from Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks and China Mobile teamed up to ensure that millions of spectators enjoyed the best possible live TV experience at the Xiamen International Marathon. Held on January 5, 2013, the race drew more than 73,000 participants from around the world, more than twice the number in the Boston and London marathons in 2012.
Getachew Terfa Negari from Ethiopia won the race in 2h:07m:32s, a new record for the marathon. Nokia Siemens Networks‘ TD-LTE also delivered a champion performance. We enabled the world’s first live TV broadcast using a TD-LTE network and achieved a 0% bit error rate throughout the event.
The technical requirements for the broadcast were stringent. The mobile data network had to be rock solid and reliable for this high profile, high capacity event, which people throughout the world were watching. Network failure was not an option. The TD-LTE network had to deliver a less than 1% bit error rate, low latency and high data capacity to ensure an exceptional user experience. No one had tried this before.
Just a few months after receiving the purchase order, Nokia Siemens Networks was able to deliver and support the Xiamen marathon and enable exceptional TV broadcast quality. During the event, China Mobile’s TD-LTE network transmitted multimedia content for live broadcast to TV centers operated by China Central TV and Xiamen TV. Our TD-LTE network more than met the parameters for transmitting high-definition (HD) video and images on the move. In fact, the network provided a viewing experience that rivaled satellite TV and demonstrated the use of TD-LTE technology for cost-effective TV broadcasts.
Nokia Siemens Networks is the supplier of China Mobile’s TD-LTE radio and Evolved Packet Core networks in Xiamen and several other cities. We deployed our Single RAN platform which is based on the award-winning, high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.
For more information, please refer to:
Press release – Nokia Siemens Networks enables world first live TV broadcast viatd LTE
Nokia Siemens Networks TD-LTE mobile broadband capabilities
You Tube film
Xiamen International Marathon
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