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Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers for the Fifth-Generation of Wireless Systems

Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers for the Fifth-Generation of Wireless Systems

Objective

5G-Xcast will devise, assess and demonstrate large scale immersive media delivery by means of conceptually novel wireless technologies, contributing to the further definition of 5G and its standardisation.
5G-Xcast will focus on large scale media distribution, as this use case is one of the most demanding requirements in terms of data rate (capacity), scalability (cost-effectiveness) and ubiquity (coverage).
The 5G-Xcast media delivery solution will have built-in unicast/multicast/broadcast modes and caching capabilities. The project will take a holistic approach in order to harmonize media delivery across the three communication modes being considered, and to provide a seamless user experience, as well as common Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to content service providers. The project will cover multiple disciplines from the radio interface to the transport and application layers, including protocols and APIs, as well as network and system architecture aspects.
The development of the 5G-Xcast media delivery solution will be focused on the Media and Entertainment (M&E) vertical. The automotive, Internet of Things and public safety verticals will be considered to ensure that their respective technical requirements are also identified and suitably addressed.
Proof-of-concept prototypes and technology demonstrators are pivotal tasks of the project. Special emphasis will be given to emerging new immersive media services that cannot be efficiently delivered by existing technologies and networks.
5G-Xcast will enable progressive convergence in the media delivery sector while optimising the resources of the available infrastructures, enabling new business models over fixed, mobile and broadcast networks that will be also investigated in the project.
The consortium is a balanced combination of telecom and media entities, covering the complete M&E value chain, with a very strong presence in 5G-PPP phase-1 and 3GPP standardization of 4G Broadcast.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Address

Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 536 812,50

Participants (18)

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NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 571 042,50

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 245 580

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Germany

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 620 000

BROADPEAK

France

EU Contribution

€ 346 250

BUNDLESLAB KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 314 500

EXPWAY

France

EU Contribution

€ 572 250

FAIRSPECTRUM OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 355 150

INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 448 450

LiveU Ltd.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 571 000

NOMOR RESEARCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 513 885

ONE2MANY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 441 250

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 530 000

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 263 750

TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

UNION EUROPEENNE DE RADIO TELEVISION-EBU

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 370 000

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 570 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761498

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 999 920

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 920

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain