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Chinese telecoms equipment provider ZTE and carrier China Mobile have collaborated to deliver China’s first 5G sporting event with the broadcast of the country’s second National Youth Games.

China 5G 8Nov2018ZTE and the Shanxi Branch of China Mobile broadcast the event using its integrated 5G Live TV solutions. ZTE's Digital Intelligent Indoor System 5G-QCell solution covers multiple venues, including the main stadium, and ZTE says the solution delivers three distinctive 5G scenarios, including multi-angle views, flexible zooming and free viewpoint.

Backed up with technologies such as MEC and low latency coding, ZTE says its 5G Live TV solutions reduce the live end-to-end latency to less than 1 second, so that the off-site audience can experience the games in real time.

It added: “By means of the industry-leading video production and playback technologies, the on-site spectators can enjoy a special viewing experience on the multi-angle live streaming app. The IPTV subscribers of the Shanxi Branch of China Mobile can also access the real-time multi-angle Ultra HD live games on the IPTV platform, watching the high-definition game from four different viewing angles."

ZTE says it will provide the 5G-QCell deployment solution for the future network capacity expansion and new service functions, such as MEC and LBS (location based services) and has shipped some 80,000 5G QCell products worldwide.

In May 2019, ZTE signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the Sport Bureau of Shanxi Province, Shanxi Radio and Television Station, and the Shanxi Branch of China Mobile, in a bid by the company to create a “distinctive” live streaming experience for China's first 5G national sport games.