The DVB World Conference & Exhibition revolves around Digital Video Broadcasting – DVB for short – and its future. That is the name of the broadcasting standard used by a large part of the world for broadcasting digital content via digital technology. A specific conference is needed because the rapid development of the digital world also does not stop at television.
The DVB World describes itself as “an annual conference focused on DVB standards, services and technology. It presents timely sessions on emerging issues, teasing out the choices that lie before the industry”. Around 200 representatives from broadcasting, services, manufacturing, politics and research offer the chance to access authoritative analysis and well-founded discussions in the world of broadcasting.
5G on the list of topics
One of the hot topics at this year’s DVB World in Dublin from March 11 to 13 is 5G and 5G broadcasting. On the last day of the three-day conference, speakers will discuss how 5G can change broadcasting, under the title “5G & DVB: The future of media delivery”. After all, there is still no certainty in this area yet.
“The picture remains fuzzy as to when 5G will actually land and what it will be able to do. With help from our 3GPP partners, we hope to bring some clarity with regard to its likely impact on media delivery” says Peter MacAvock, chair of the DVB Project. But we are getting one step closer at the exhibition thanks to representatives from all over the world and their expertise.
Alongside Google, Qualcomm and other important representatives, the German electronics group Rohde & Schwarz takes part as an exhibitor. The company will demonstrate the world’s first end-to-end solution for LTE/5G technology broadcasts fully compliant with 3GPP Release 14 in cooperation with the Technische Universität Braunschweig. The exhibitor is also involved in the German research project “5G TODAY“, which investigates large-scale TV broadcasts under the scope of LTE/5G Broadcast.