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Ericsson and Telstra trial LTE broadcast

Ericsson and Australian telco Telstra have completed what they claim is the world’s first LTE broadcast on a commercial LTE network.

Ericsson’s LTE Broadcast Solution was trialed on Telstra’s network with the transmission of large files and video feeds – including a sports match replay, sporting network news, horse racing coverage and news.

These were transmitted to enabled devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and using Qualcomm Labs’ LTE Broadcast SDK and Middleware.

“The trial is an important step in testing this technology to see how it provides network efficiencies while providing consumers the content they want in a high-quality experience. Our goal is to ensure consumers can get the content they are looking for easily and to explore the wider benefits that might be obtained using broadcasting technology,” said Mike Wright, Telstra executive director, networks.