How LTE Broadcast will revolutionize mobile video
It's no secret that mobile video is one of the most popular uses for mobile broadband networks. The problem is that most video content is provided by over-the-top players and delivered via unicast channels, which sucks up precious network bandwidth and blocks operators from monetizing services beyond charging for the amount of data consumed.
Enter LTE Broadcast, billed as the answer to at least some of the video delivery challenges facing mobile operators. Based upon evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) and available commercially beginning with 3GPP Release 9, LTE Broadcast replaces clunky unicast content delivery with a single-frequency network broadcast mode that can send the same content to mass audiences within a specific area. Special Report