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GSA hails LTE Broadcast growth

November, 2015
Evaluating the LTE Broadcast Opportunity, a report published by the Global mobile Suppliers Association, monitors 30 Operator field trials of eMBMS services and documents the number of enabled devices - listing 96 products in trials or with chips sets that would allow them to be used for LTE Broadcast services.

The report predicts that LTE Broadcast will reach two billion customers by 2020, for a variety of uses in addition to mobile broadcast TV, including:

  • Innovative stadium entertainment services
  • Emergency broadcast systems
  • Distribution of public and transport information
  • Software and firmware upgrades for computers and IoT-connected devices

About “Evaluating the LTE Broadcast Opportunity”

Download from: http://www.gsacom.com/lte-broadcast/

The research and analysis for the report, which was undertaken for GSA by technology analyst company Innovation Observatory, encompassed interviews with leading vendors, operators and broadcasters trialing eMBMS, and surveys of the global telecoms community and of potential end users/buyers of LTE Broadcast services.

3GPP Specifications referred to in the report

In the Report's Conclusions and Recommendations - The author refers to 3GPP features that are delivered from Release 12 onwards, such as MBMS operation on Demand (MOOD) and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

Here is a list of the Current Rel-12 and Rel-13 eMBMS features (from http://www.3gpp.org/specifications/work-plan).

 

WI Ref



Acronym





WG

Specs…

670022

Study on media, codecs and MBMS enhancements for MCPTT

MCPTT

2

Rel-13

S4

New TR 26.879

MBMS Extensions and Profiling;

670090

TR on Profiling and Extensions of MBMS

MEPRO

2

Rel-13

S4

new TR 26.852

670091

Specification of MBMS Extensions and Profiling

MEPRO

2

Rel-13

S4

26.346

MBMS Enhancements;

660010

MBMS Enhancements TR Phase

FS_MBMS_enh_TR

2

Rel-13

S2

 
690046

MBMS Enhancements

MBMS_enh_St2

2

Rel-13

S2

 
640037

Group Call eMBMS congestion management for LTE

GCSE_LTE-MBMS_CM

2

Rel-12

R3

LTE

640137

Core part: Group Call eMBMS congestion management for LTE

GCSE_LTE-MBMS_CM-Core

3

Rel-12

R3

36.413

570233

High Efficiency Video Coding in 3GPP services PSS, MBMS, DASH, MMS, MTSI, IMS Messaging and Presence

HEVC-SA4

2

Rel-12

S4

26.114, 26.140, 26.141, 26.234, 26.244, 26.247, 26.346

MBMS Improvements;

590343

TR on Enhanced MBMS Operation

MI-EMOTR

2

Rel-12

S4

New TR 26.848

590143

Enhanced MBMS Operation

MI-EMO

2

Rel-12

S4

26.247, 26.346

590443

TR on MBMS operation on Demand

MI-MooDTR

2

Rel-12

S4

New TR 26.849

590243

MBMS operation on Demand

MI-MooD

2

Rel-12

S4

26.346

eMBMS restoration procedures;

590112

CT4 part of eMBMS restoration procedures

eMBMS_Rest

2

Rel-12

C4

23.007, 23.008, 29.274

610006

CT3 part of eMBMS restoration procedures

eMBMS_Rest

2

Rel-12

C3

29.061

Further MBMS operations support for E-UTRAN;

610124

Core part: Further MBMS operations support for E-UTRAN

MBMS_LTE_OS-Core

2

Rel-12

R2,R1,R3,R4

36.133, 36.214, 36.300, 36.304, 36.306, 36.331, 36.413, 36.423, 37.320

620073

Perf. part: Further MBMS operations support for E-UTRAN

MBMS_LTE_OS-Perf

2

Rel-12

R4

36.133

About the GSA

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) represents GSM/EDGE/WCDMA-HSPA/HSPA+,LTE/LTE-Advanced and future 5G suppliers. GSA brings together telecoms professionals through its website, reports, information papers and practical activities to inform, influence, educate, explain and promote the opportunities enabled by mobile broadband systems.

Website: http://www.gsacom.com

 

Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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