8Towards a Unified 5G Broadcast-Broadband Architecture

Paulo Marques,1 Jonathan Rodriguez,1 Tim Forde,2 Linda Doyle,2 Ki Won Sung,3 Jürgen Lauterjung4 and Ulrich H. Reimers5

1 Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, Portugal

2 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

3 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

4 Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, Germany

5 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

8.1 Introduction

This chapter aims to provide a scientific assessment leading to a ‘win-win’ solution for broadcast and mobile broadband convergence as part of the 5G paradigm. The focus is on minimising both the cost and the spectrum consumption of next generation TV and broadcast-like content delivery that will be capable of addressing the future needs of European citizens. The chapter aligns well with emerging policy concerns of the European Commission on a long-term European Union (EU) strategy on the future use of the 470–790 MHz band (beyond WRC-15), emphasised by the action of Vice-President Neelie Kroes, who convened a High Level Group to advise on political and technical aspects for the future of this band in the EU [1]. Additionally, the RSPG (Radio Spectrum Policy Group) announced that wireless broadband is to be included within EU plans for the future of the UHF band in the EU [2], while elaborating on its earlier findings [3] that in order to achieve a sustainable win-win situation for sectors as well as consumer benefits, an EU strategy needs to be developed on the future use of the ...

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