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Nokia and France Télévision pilot test for 8K UHD TV streaming over 5G

Nokia and France Télévisions test 8K UHD TV streaming using 5G on the Paris-Saclay Campus in France

In July 2018, at the Nokia Paris-Saclay Campus in France, Nokia and France Télévisions tested the transmission of a programme recorded in 8K over a 5G wireless network, to demonstrate 8K Ultra High Definition TV streaming in real-life conditions, with fibre-equivalent speeds. The goal was to show how 5G can provide flexible and ultra-high-quality live television transmission to field reporters without the need for costly broadcasting trucks.

Nokia chose to run the test in the city of Saclay, an innovative ecosystem with high R&D potential, due to the surrounding institutions. It achieved low latency of around 1 millisecond using non-standalone 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The 5G network employed the Nokia AirScale radio access and AirFrame datacentre solution with the Velocix Content Delivery Network.

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