Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) is the world’s largest exhibition of innovations in mobile communication technologies and it is to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 25th to 28th Feb 2019
Saankhya Labs is participating in MWC 2019 and will be showing the demo of 5G Broadcast and Direct to Mobile TV
Saankhya Labs will also be showcasing its other cutting-edge products like Satcom products and TV White Space solutions
5G Broadcast is a next generation communication technology which uses the convergence of broadcast and broadband network to achieve high data rates for internet and lower call drops
Direct to Mobile TV (DTM), will allow the direct transmission of video content to mobile devices without video buffering.
Can be a game-changer for telecom & broadcasting industry by enabling convergence of the two.
Thursday 21 February 2019, Bengaluru: Saankhya Labs, India’s leading vertically integrated communication system and transformative technology solutions provider is set to demonstrate Next Generation communication technologies at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain from 25th to 28th February. The technologies to be demonstrated include 5G Broadcast and Direct to Mobile TV. Along with the demonstration of these technologies Saankhya Labs will also be showcasing its Satcom Products and TV White Space Solutions.
5G Broadcast is the next generation communication technology. It is based on Broadcast Broadband Convergence Solution. This solution enables telecom service providers to offload video traffic from their mobile network onto the broadcast network. This will help decongest mobile spectrum use by removing video traffic that accounts for maximum data use. This will improve better usage of mobile spectrum and help reduce call drops and improve voice-call quality. Video traffic is the fastest growing traffic on mobile networks. World over, about 60% of mobile data usage is by video content, and this is expected to increase to over 75% by 2022. This solution not only helps the service provider, but also will help broadcasters to monetize their broadcast spectrum by reaching millions of additional subscribers enabled by mobile reception.
Direct to Mobile TV is another revolutionary concept in communication technology. Currently all the video data to mobile devices is unicast to each and every device. If there are 1000 devices watching a video the video will be unicast 1000 times. Direct to Mobile TV enables the broadcasting of this signal over the existing broadcast spectrum. This frees up valuable mobile spectrum. This solution will allow even HD content to be shown on mobile devices without any buffering in the video. This solution will be particularly helpful in the live broadcasting of high viewership events like sports which can be viewed with ease by consumers on their mobile devices.
Saankhya Labs will also be showcasing various products at MWC 2019. These include Satcom products like Samrat Handheld S-Band Modem, Navrail S-Band Locomotive Tracking Terminal, Navdoot S-Band Vessel Tracking Terminal and TV Whitespace Product like Meghdoot Base Station.
Both the technology solutions i.e. 5G Broadcast and Direct to Mobile TV are powered by Saankhya’s Pruthvi-3 Chipsets based on award winning and patented SDR architecture. Pruthvi-3 is a fully programmable multi-standard chipset that supports next generation broadcast standards. It is available in multiple package options (SL3000 and SL4000). Pruthvi-3 chipset was launched last year in December by Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Shri. Manoj Sinha.
Parag Naik, Co-Founder and CEO, Saankhya Labs has said, “The majority of the content on mobile devices is in the form of videos. This exponential rise in video consumption poses a great challenge to network operators who are looking at efficient video delivery solutions. The offload of videos from broadcast to broadband under the 5G broadcast aims to resolve this issue. The bandwidth becomes free thus improving the consumer experience and the broadcasters can also look at low cost targeted video delivery models”
Saankhya Labs is India’s first vertically integrated fabless semiconductor and systems company offering solutions for telecom, broadcast, defence and satcom industry. Since its inception in 2007, Saankhya Labs is widely recognized for pioneering work in SDR communication and has been awarded 30 patents with several international and national awards to its credit. It will be demonstrating the Next Gen Technology solutions and its existing product lineup at Hall 6 Stand 6N49 during the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona from 25th to 28th February 2019.