A new white paper by the 5G-EMERGE project describes a state-of-the-art hybrid delivery ecosystem that can seamlessly feed distributed ‘edge caches’ on 5G and other regional terrestrial networks over satellites. The 5G-EMERGE project presented its white paper at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona.

The described architecture allows service providers to deliver video streaming services cost-effectively and at scale, on land, sea, and in the air. The technology can also help to alleviate bottle-necks, increase robustness, and improve the user experience. It requires no dedicated capabilities from consumer hardware, as users continue to access desired content via regular 5G or broadband and the content is being served transparently from an edge cache on that network. Suitable content delivery use-cases for the architecture include both live signals such as sports or news and on-demand video content.

5G-EMERGE represents a significant step forward for a number of use-cases in the field of media distribution. The emerging ecosystem is based on a native-IP hybrid infrastructure and open standards. It combines cloud and edge-caching technologies, satellite’s matchless coverage, and the convenience of technologies such as 5G, offering unparalleled access and flexibility, and enabling a range of business models.

The 5G-EMERGE consortium is led by the EBU, co-funded by ESA ARTES, and consists of the following organizations (in alphabetical order): Arthur D. Little, Artic Space, Brightcove, BroadcastCritical, EBU, Eutelsat, G-Core, HPE, Inverto, LINKS Fondazione, MBI, MinWave, NAGRA, Nagravision, RAI, ROMARS, SES, SixSq, Space Villages, Telenor ASA, Telenor Maritime, Telenor Satellite, TNO, Varnish Software, Viasat.

Download the white paper here: https://www.5g-emerge.com/resources

For more information: https://www.5g-emerge.com/

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