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Turkcell, Ericsson live mobile HD broadcast

May 17, 2016

Ericsson and Turkcell, have delivered an immersive live streaming mobile experience over LTE Broadcast in Turkey. This took place during a derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray Odeabank, two of Istanbul’s biggest basketball teams.

This demonstration was part of Turkcell’s deployment of Ericsson’s LTE Broadcast solution and highlighted the strength of the solution to power HD video streams of the match from four different angles to mobile devices. The stream was delivered over Turkcell’s LTE network to viewers in the basketball arena. It adds a new dimension to the live sports experience, matching the viewing quality and real-time action of the live game.

Ilker Kuruoz, Chief Technology Officer of Turkcell, says: “To be able to offer LTE broadcast experience, operators have to establish dedicated spectrum and make sure that this does not influence LTE/ VoLTE communication in any way. This was one of our major considerations as we acquired more spectrum than our competitors during the spectrum auction held in August. We will continue to be the leading provider of innovative services. Our spectrum advantage and investment in technology will ensure that we continue to provide the best customer experience, including through our OTT services such as Turkcell TV+, BiP, Smart Cloud and Turkcell Music.”

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