Globe LTE-CA, LTE-Broadcast to enable video, TV streaming
In line with Globe’s Innovation Month, the leading Telecom in the country showcased its latest LTE Technologies during Globe Innovation forum held at Globe Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig last September 2.
This comes a week after the Globe Slipstream event held in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig where the telecoms giant showcased speed and innovation for an entire day.
I personally graced the event which featured on-going proof of concept trials on LTE-Carrier Aggregation and LTE Broadcast. Sorry, no 5G mobile Internet yet.
To meet the rising demand for wireless broadband services, LTE-CA empowers effective usage of frequencies which enable mobile operators to use non-infectious blocks of spectrum in multiple frequency bands to achieve higher bandwidths, thus, resulting fast Internet consuming.
"The LTE CA technology would translate to improved data rates and broadband capacity for Globe wireless broadband network and result to high-speed mobile data access. This helps address the demand for data-heavy multimedia applications which are becoming more and more popular. This means that our customers will experience faster data connectivity in areas where this will be implemented as LTE CA becomes commercially available in the near future," said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Head of Network Technologies Strategy who served as one of the panelist.
LTE CA has an average output of around 220 Mbps with a total 20 MHz of spectrum and initial tests conducted by Globe in April this year showed a maximum speed of up to 230 Mbps, Estrada added.
On the other hand, LTE eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) technology enhances the efficient delivery and consuming of video and multimedia services over LTE network.
LTE Broadcast seeks to engage in the growing popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices that has led to customer preference for mobile multimedia and video service. However, multimedia applications require large bandwidths and generate large amount of data traffic, quickly exhausting bandwidth resources of mobile operators.
LTE Broadcast ... enables transmission of live video contents to a large number of users ... - Emmanuel Estrada
"The LTE Broadcast solution addresses such challenge as it enables transmission of live video contents to a large number of users without using huge amount of network resources. The technology enables a more efficient use of a mobile operator's bandwidth resources, allowing customers to enjoy seamless video services in a wireless communication network," Estrada said.
For mobile live TV watching on smartphones and tablets, LTE Broadcast works by simply downloading its Live TV Apps and also by using an eMBMS capable device or smartphone. LTE eMBMS will be commercially available within 2015 in select areas soon.
I also witnessed the launch Globe City, a virtual platform where everyone has the opportunity not just to share their ideas but to turn them into reality and earn from it, all in a fun gaming environment. Also showcasing their latest products and services during the Globe Innovation Forum were Globe technology partners such as Nokia, WSA/Telco Systems, Gemalto, SMSGT, DTQ, Stratpoint, Acision, Teradata, Amdocs, SmartQ, Evolving Systems, Huawei, WSA/TeleDNA, Nominum, and SAS.
With its advocacy to promote and develop innovative products and services, Globe will be ahead above others thru its latest LTE technologies which persuaded me to stay with Globe as my internet services provider.