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Telstra outlines the benefits of often-forgotten LTE-B for video

In one of three co-written articles about customer deployments, which Ericsson included in its latest Mobility Report (see separate item), it provided a glimpse of the progress of LTE-B, a technology long-forgotten in some respects, but just emerging in others. Australia’s Telstra switched on LTE-B – based on the 4G Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services or eMBMS standard – across its entire network in July 2018, as part of an end-to-end service streaming Australian Football League games, available free to Telstra mobile subscribers and a monthly fee for others. One year on, results have emerged, showing video quality enhancements using multicast via LTE-B compared with unicast without LTE-B, with the latter experiencing inconsistent viewing experiences with fluctuations in video quality,…

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