LTE Broadcast

LTE Broadcast evolving and going beyond mobile

Aug 25, 2014


LTE Broadcast is gaining momentum.

LTE Broadcast was commercially launched in Jan 2014, powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors integrated with Qualcomm® Gobi™ modems. LTE Broadcast is gaining global momentum, with many operators trialing and announcing launch plans.


LTE Broadcast is supported across Snapdragon processor tiers and Gobi modems, and comes coupled with highly optimized service layer middleware that has been interoperability-tested with major infrastructure vendors.

Opportunities far beyond venue casting.

Venue casting is the most common use case, but there are many other use cases for efficient distribution via LTE Broadcast: Smartphone OS/software updates, breaking news, delivery of e-media, music/audio broadcasting, and even public safety applications. For all these use cases, LTE Broadcast can offload data from unicast, significantly improve the user experience and create new revenue opportunities for mobile operators.


Evolution makes it dynamic and scalable.

The evolution of LTE Advanced brings in features such as dynamic switching between unicast and broadcast, higher capacity and flexibility to enable new use cases, such as targeted ad insertion.


The evolution with the dynamic switching also makes LTE Broadcast more scalable, so that it can be utilized more often, at more places, across the network, for more applications.


Small cells for better venue casting and unlicensed spectrum.

Small cells improve coverage in venues, especially in areas hard to reach by a macro network, thereby improving the overall capacity and user experience. They also localize the broadcast capacity and free-up the macro network.


Small cells can also utilize the bandwidth-rich 5GHz unlicensed spectrum and offload venue traffic from licensed spectrum.


Candidate for next-gen terrestrial TV in Europe.

As part of ongoing effort in Europe to define the next generation of terrestrial broadcast TV, LTE Broadcast is being considered as a candidate technology.


LTE Broadcast provides ~2x efficiency** than today’s DVB-T technology and is a cost-effective solution to offer converged services to both mobile and fixed devices. This is an excellent example of LTE Advanced expanding into new frontiers

**Source: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc


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