LG U+, Huawei reveal first live UHD IPTV trial over fixed 5G | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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LGHuawei 27Oct2017 2CE giants LG U+ and Huawei are claiming to have successfully completed the pre-commercial trial of the world's first live Ultra HD IPTV service over a 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) network with a chipset based 5G millimetre-wave CPE.

FWA could potentially offer a FTTx-like wireless broadband access solution that can support advanced applications such as IPTV. It provides wireless broadband access services through wireless broadband technology, gives full play to the characteristics of wireless wide coverage, rapid deployment and a fibre-like experience.

Under the premise of meeting family broadband services and experience, LG and Huawei say that it will help operators greatly shorten their network construction cycle and save network costs. Aimed at commercial FWA applications, the companies believe that their trial has laid a solid foundation for the LG U+ 5G commercial launch and set a key milestone for the development of 5G. The trial demonstrated UHD IPTV over 5G and up to a 2Gbps capacity of Huawei’s CPE in an end-to-end 5G network. It also verified 5G FWA service research results of both sides, as well as FWA service scenarios.

The FWA demo used Huawei’s end-to-end 5G products, including 5G gNodeB, NG Core and 5G CPE. Using a millimetre wave 28GHz band, this demo successfully verified the UHD IPTV over 5G. In the demonstration, the video terminal through the CPE accesses the 5G network, and allows an audience to fluently watch UHD television programs, showing perfect 5G support for IPTV.

THe 5G CPE chipset used was the world’s first of its kind based on CPE with a true commercial engineering capability, including ODU (outdoor equipment unit) and IDU (indoor equipment unit). In the capacity test, Huawei’s 5G CPE demonstrated more than a 2Gbps peak capacity, larger than the current rate of FTTx, highlighting 5G FWA practical value and application potential.

“The 5G era is coming, the rapid maturity of terminals can be a key factor of real 5G service success,” explained Huawei 5G product line president Yang Chaobin. “The world's first 5G CPE pre-commercial verification is an important contribution by LG U+ and Huawei to accelerate 5G commercialisation, the two sides will continue to cooperate in the field of 5G technology research, and also build a good E2E industry ecological chain to welcome the 5G era.”

“Following LG U+ and Huawei's successful cooperation in the LTE era, the investment of the two sides in 5G research has had breakthrough results,” added LG U+ 5G network strategy VP Kim Dae Hee. “We will work with Huawei to maintain in-depth cooperation, and prepare for the coming 5G commercial launch.”