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5G Broadcast demonstration during the European Championships 2018

Rai-CRITS experiments of feMBMS (3GPP Rel.14) in Aosta Valley

Experimental activity

Rai-CRITS, in collaboration with the Technische Universität of Braunschweig (DE), is testing the most advanced precursor of 5G-broadcast technology, the feMBMS (Release 14 of the 3GPP standard).


The technology was demonstrated in Valle d’Aosta during the European Championships, held in Glasgow and Berlin from 2 to 10 August 2018.

The images, sent via satellite to the regional Rai headquarters of the Valle d’Aosta, have been retransmitted on five high-powered terrestrial transmitters operating in single frequency. The live broadcast of the European championships has been offered to mobile devices in situations of slow and fast mobility and HD quality.


The program, in UHD version, has also been retransmitted using the second generation in-ground DVB terrestrial technology and shown on (fixed) televisions, capable of displaying high dynamic range and high frequency UHD images (100 Hz shooting).