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5G-MEDIA @InfoCom World Conference 2017

The 19th InfoCom World Conference 2017 with the title “Fiber to the people: The Gigabit Era!” took place on 25 October 2017, in Athens (Greece). It is an annual international conference organized by the “Mobile Telephony & Telecommunications” and “InfoCom” magazines and Smart Press S.A. Furthermore, this event was a meeting point for executives of Telecommunications, IT and Media, who had the opportunity to attend and actively participate in several sessions by presenting their innovative works towards the technology evolution.

The 5G-MEDIA project was presented during the special session organized by OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.) and concerned all European research projects that OTE participates. Mrs. Maria Belesioti (Research Programs Section, OTE S.A.) demonstrated the main objectives, technical challenges and use cases of the 5G-MEDIA project. During her speech, it was clarified how 5G-MEDIA intends to investigate advanced media applications in order to realize the benefits of 5G networks. It is also worth noting that the attendees were very interested on this topic, mainly asking questions about a more detailed technical explanation and implementation of the different use cases.

Stay tuned on our website and Twitter account for more information!

5G-MEDIA at BIT Experience

Top audio-visual professionals met in Madrid on October 4-5 at BIT Experience 2017, an event organised by IFEMA, the leading Trade Fair organiser in Spain.

BIT Experience allowed its participants to find out the latest news in technology applied to the audio-visual world. In this context, the 5G-MEDIA project, represented by RTVE, had the chance to participate and illustrate its global vision.

Pere Vila, Technological Strategy and Innovation of the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE), carried out a presentation about 5G challenges, explaining what it is expected concerning 5G networks and services in the media world.

The speed of transportation in A/V signals is one the most important benefits for broadcasters, minimizing the availability times of new contents.

Adolfo Muñoz, Director of Broadcast and Networks at RTVE, had the opportunity to explain the global vision of 5G-MEDIA project, paying attention to its importance for public media, as well as its Use Cases. Media applications are amongst the most demanding services within networks, requiring huge quantities of capacity for high audio-visual bandwidth. 5G-MEDIA  aims at innovating media-related applications by investigating how these applications and the underlying 5G network should be coupled and interwork to the benefit of both.

The Use Cases presented were:

  • Mobile contribution, remote and smart production in broadcasting and
  • UHD over Content Delivery Network.

Pere Vila and Adolfo Muñoz also participated in a round table in relation to other 5G Projects, highlighting the strong bonds between 5G-MEDIA and initiatives like 5G-CITY.

Stay tuned on 5G-MEDIA Twitter account (@5GPPP5GMEDIA) and visit our website (www.5gmedia.eu) for more news on the project.


5G-MEDIA Technical meeting in Pisa

Our architecture and use case team has just met in Pisa from 11 to 12 September 2017 to further progress on the definition of the 5G-MEDIA architecture and its use cases.

We thoroughly discussed the three 5G-MEDIA leading use cases on tele-immersive applications, smart and remote production and UHD content distribution over CDN. From end-user and media system requirements we identified key NFV functionalities, which can be realized integrating a number of available software assets from 5G PPP Phase 1 projects (e.g. SONATA, SELFNET, COGNET, etc.) and/or mainstream open source SDN/NFV projects (e.g. OSM, OPNFV, Open Baton, etc.). It’s necessary to progress with an assessment of these software products to eventually select the parts which better fit the 5G-MEDIA architecture we are designing.


Further news will arrive soon. Stay tuned on our Twitter account and website!

5G-MEDIA @IEEE 5G Greece Summit

The IEEE 5G Greece Summit took place on July 11, 2017, in Thessaloniki (Greece), co-located with Emerging Technologies for 5G and Internet of Things. As part of the successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 in America, Asia and Europe, the IEEE 5G Greece Summit contributed to continuous provision of a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

The Summit brought together a rich blend of speakers from industry, academia, research labs, standardization and regulation bodies, covering different main topics, including a session dedicated to European Research Projects on 5G (Session 4, cf. the program here). Representatives from several European projects on the 5G domain had the opportunity to present their initiatives and showcase their main achievements to a wide audience composed of European Commission representatives, 5G PPP Phase I and II projects, as well as private companies.

During his speech entitled Main aspects and impact of 5G-Phase II projects Bluespace, 5G-Media and Slicenet, Dr. George Agapiou, Head of Wireless & Optical Lab at OTE Group SA (Greece), presented the use cases and technical challenges that 5G-MEDIA Project will undertake in the next 2 years. 5G-MEDIA is an initiative that aims at innovating media-related applications by investigating how these applications and the underlying 5G network should be coupled and interwork to the benefit of both.

For further references, the presentation is available here.

Stay tuned on 5G-MEDIA Twitter account (@5GPPP5GMEDIA) and visit our website (www.5gmedia.eu) for more news on the project.