Vodafone Spain and Huawei trial LTE broadcast
Vodafone Spain and Huawei have teamed up for what they claim is the first trial of LTE broadcast eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) technology in Spain.
LTE broadcast is designed to allow the distribution of multimedia content to an unlimited number of users by reusing the existing 4G network.
The trial took place at Estadio Mestalla in Valencia, Spain in May this year, and the eBMBS solution in Vodafone’s network delivered real-time access to five channels of multimedia content for users.
“The implementation of this technology for broadcasting multimedia content, through Vodafone’s 4G network, reaffirms our leadership to provide ambitious and innovative technology solutions, the trust of our customers and our willingness to keep our contribution to a better connected world,” said Jin Yong, managing director of Huawei Carrier Business in Spain.
In September last year, Polkomtel and Ericsson joined forces to trial LTE Broadcast technology in Poland.