Norwegian TV streaming technology company Norigin Media has been chosen as part of the 5GMediaHUB Consortium, alongside Telenor and NTNU from Norway and other European companies. The project’s goal is to become a world leader in 5G, accelerating the validation of innovative 5G-empowered media and entertainment applications.
The consortium is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain). The aim is to provide opportunity to third party application developers of media services to try, test and validate their media applications by using the 5GMediaHUB experimentation facility. This will decrease the time needed for an enterprise to make its services available to end-users.
5GMediaHUB is a Horizon 2020 project with multiple partners from eleven European countries within academic, multimedia, IT and telecommunications sectors. Norway is represented by Telenor, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norigin Media and Kapoow.
The 5GMediaHUB will build two testing and validation platforms on the 5G testbeds from Telenor in Norway and CTTC in Spain. The creation of a 5G services experimentation facility will constitute an elastic, secure, and multitenant service execution and Network Applications (NetApps) development environment. The project will take place over the next three years, between 2021 and 2023.
“Norigin Media is glad to be a part of this European consortium and will contribute with our video streaming technology expertise. Experiments are planned around key areas of low latency streaming, 5G Network Slicing, 8K streaming as well as AR & VR streaming distribution, among others.”says Ajey Anand, CEO of Norigin Media and adds “We’re also happy to see that Norway is well represented within the 5GMediaHUB project by four companies. The outcomes of this project will have a great impact on the European media industry as it helps quickly launch services over 5G to consumers”
“In 5GMediaHub we capitalize on the experience from previous 5G projects in network slicing and orchestration. Existing well-established 5G platforms will be extended during the project in order to test 3rd party media services to enable the EU to achieve its goal to become a world leader in 5G.” stated 5GMediaHub Project Coordinator Christos Verikoukis, from CTTC, Barcelona.
“We see great potential in collaborating with partners in 5GMediaHUB for the next three years. Together, we can explore how to more easily integrate third party applications in 5G deployments, and assess whether 5G media services, such as virtual and augmented reality, work for innovative media content production and distribution,” says Patrick Waldemar, Vice President, Telenor Research. “It’s still early days, but we’re excited to get started.”