5G Broadcast test gets regulatory go ahead
The test operation will be carried out via the two Viennese transmitter systems at Kahlenberg and Liesing. For this purpose, the authority provided the ORS a channel in the 700-MHz-band, limited until June 30th, 2020. After that the test operation will continue in the 600-MHz-band.
The plan is to broadcast radio programs as a real broadcasting service, using the 5G technology.
The technology used in the test is based on the 5G-Broadcast-Mode, also known as „Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service“(feMBMS). KommAustria’s approval also opens the possibility for other program suppliers to participate with their own programs in the tests.