The Bavarian research project 5G TODAY has been featured in this magazine a few times now. In the Bavarian Oberland the five partners Bayerische Rundfunk (BR), Rohde & Schwarz, Kathrein, Telefónica Deutschland and the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) are currently researching whether 5G can be used for terrestrial broadcasting of broadcast signals. Today the official website has finally been launched – and we are very excited about it.
www.5G-TODAY.com now gives you all information about the project and its partners as well as regular updates on 5G TODAY. The project – funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation over a period of 28 months – has only recently reached a new milestone. The second and thus last high power high tower transmitter was installed on March 22 in Munich-Ismaning.
Single Frequency Network installed
Along with the first transmitter on the Wendelstein the two Rohde & Schwarz transmitters will now operate in a Single Frequency Network and take the project to the final phase. This will enable “mobile and portable reception in the greater Munich area and on the main traffic routes between Munich and Rosenheim for further research purposes”, says the IRT.
The newly developed transmission antennas by Kathrein are specially optimized for mobile radio transmission. These antennas then transmit the BR signals and complete the FeMBMS (Further evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) test field.
After analysis and evaluation of all test results the project shall be finished by the end of October. In any case, we are looking forward to new insights from the research project 5G TODAY from the brand-new website.