5G Broadcast meets Broadband

Enabling unlimited IP
content delivery

Explore 5G Broadcast based content distribution

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Technology

5G Broadcast is a 3GPP transmission standard (“LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcast”) that facilitates the transmission of IP-based media content over large cells (up to 60 km) directly to mobile devices. The smartphones or tablets can receive the stream without the need of a SIM card, Wi-Fi or internet connection.

Content providers such as broadcasters or streaming providers use this technology to reach their audience by sending the signal once to an unlimited number of customers within the reception area via a high-tower-high-power transmitter.

Nakolos leverages the 5G Broadcast technology to enable new use cases for content providers and broadcast network operators, giving them access to new business models and customers.

Easy Integration

Nakolos consists of a lightweight integrable software solution for your existing mobile app and a cloud-based backend for advanced features.

Streaming Protocols

Nakolos supports the latest streaming protocols such as HLS, DASH, CMAF and more.

Use Cases

5G Broadcast Standalone

5G Broadcast on-premise offline deployment, independent from internet connectivity, anytime 24×7.



Seamless
Switching

Seamless switching between 5G Broadcast and broadband. The services are dynamically provisioned.

Uninterrupted content streaming anytime, anywhere.

Broadcast on Demand

Reduction of content delivery costs by using 5G Broadcast.

5G Broadcast provisioning based on consumption reports and thresholds with an intelligent switching logic.

Low Latency for live events

Seamless switching with low latency for your live event.

Latencies even below one second enable an immersive experience for your audience.

Emergency Warning

Sending an emergency message directly to handheld devices when the cellular network is damaged due to disaster.


Our Solution

Our solution consists of a 5G Broadcast core, which serves as content input and steering point for the transmitter network and a 5G Broadcast middleware, which enables an easy integration of seamless switching between 5G BC and 4G/5G/Wi-Fi into existing apps.

If you would like to evaluate our solutions, we offer a demo version of the 5G Broadcast core and a standalone test application that includes our middleware. If you are interested, please sign up for a free trial and we will be happy to set up a project with you.

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5G BC Core

The core supports common features from different 3GPP releases and acts as content ingest, interface for emergency warning and the controller for 5G BC transmitter networks.

5G BC Core Features

  • Consumption report analysis for broadband load monitoring
  • Dynamic provisioning of 5G Broadcast cores for the “Broadcast on-demand” use case
  • Reports and insights for Broadcast Network Operators, Broadcasters and Content Providers
  • FeMBMS, LTE-based terrestrial broadcast (3GPP Releases 14,16,17), eMBMS (Release 9/12 mixed mode for Android prototype handsets CRD/QRD)
  • Operable in 5G BC standalone or connected mode for broadcast-broadband solutions
  • Runs on-premise or in the cloud
  • Interoperability with different transmitter vendors and emergency warning systems by supporting common 3GPP interfaces: xMB, M1, M2, M3, CAP
  • High availability through redundancy on-premise or in the cloud
  • Support for different payload protocols: RTP, HLS, DASH, CMAF
  • Support for FLUTE
  • Download Factsheet

Middleware

The Nakolos Middleware enables Android apps of Broadcasters and Content Providers to benefit from 5G Broadcast without the need of a costly and complex integration into their existing app.

Middleware Lite Features

  • Standalone for use-case tests and demos
  • Library for commercial use: easy integrable into existing apps from broadcasters and content providers for commercial use
  • Seamless switching between broadband and broadcast as well as Broadcast on-Demand use cases
  • Supports different payload protocols: RTP, HLS, DASH, CMAF
  • Support for FLUTE and ROUTE

Middleware Pro Features

  • Consumption report analysis for broadband load monitoring
  • Dynamic provisioning of 5G Broadcast cores for the “Broadcast on-demand” use case
  • Reports and insights for Broadcast Network Operators, Broadcasters and Content Providers

5G BC Core

Package an end to end product for your customers with our 5G BC core

The core supports common features from different 3GPP releases and acts as content ingest, interface for emergency warning and the controller for 5G BC transmitter networks.

5G BC Core Features

  • Consumption report analysis for broadband load monitoring
  • Dynamic provisioning of 5G Broadcast cores for the “Broadcast on-demand” use case
  • Reports and insights for Broadcast Network Operators, Broadcasters and Content Providers
  • FeMBMS, LTE-based terrestrial broadcast (3GPP Releases 14,16,17), eMBMS (Release 9/12 mixed mode for Android prototype handsets CRD/QRD)
  • Operable in 5G BC standalone or connected mode for broadcast-broadband solutions
  • Runs on-premise or in the cloud
  • Interoperability with different transmitter vendors and emergency warning systems by supporting common 3GPP interfaces: xMB, M1, M2, M3, CAP
  • High availability through redundancy on-premise or in the cloud
  • Support for different payload protocols: RTP, HLS, DASH, CMAF
  • Support for FLUTE
  • Download Factsheet

Middleware

Integrate 5G Broadcast in your Application

The Nakolos Middleware enables Android apps of Broadcasters and Content Providers to benefit from 5G Broadcast without the need of a costly and complex integration into their existing app.

Middleware Features

  • Standalone for use-case tests and demos
  • Library for commercial use: easy integrable into existing apps from broadcasters and content providers for commercial use
  • Seamless switching between broadband and broadcast as well as Broadcast on Demand use cases
  • Supports different payload protocols: RTP, HLS, DASH, CMAF
  • Support for FLUTE and ROUTE

Middleware Pro Features

  • Consumption report analysis for broadband load monitoring
  • Dynamic provisioning of 5G Broadcast cores for the “Broadcast on Demand” use case
  • Reports and insights for Broadcast Network Operators, Broadcasters and Content Providers

Our Partners

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About Nakolos

Nakolos is a project of Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS Group). ORS Group, the service provider for analogue and digital broadcasting in Austria, has been actively involved in the global 5G & Media initiative, the 5G Media Action Group, since 2019 and through that have contributed as well as gained a lot of knowledge in the 5G Broadcast field.

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