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Wireless media distribution event at ETSI

April 16, 2015

A one day event, organized by ETSI and the EBU, will look at the distribution of audiovisual media services in the context of 5G.

Experts from 3GPP are invited to participate and contribute on the planned 3GPP enhancements for TV Video services and on evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) over LTE.

The event “Wireless media distribution beyond 2020” is free of charge, at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, May 6, 2015.

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