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C-BRAIN #85:TV Everywhere and the Streaming of Ultra High Definition TV over 5G Wireless Networks & Performance Analysis (Paulo Rufino, BT London)


C-BRAIN #85:TV Everywhere and the Streaming of Ultra High Definition TV over 5G Wireless Networks & Performance Analysis (Paulo Rufino, BT London)
Thu, 22. October 2015
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Speaker: Paulo Rufino

(IPTV Service Operations Manager - British Telecom - BT TV - BT Sports Channel MSc student Wireless Communication Systems at Brunel University London) 


Title: TV Everywhere and the Streaming of Ultra High Definition TV over 5G Wireless Networks & Performance Analysis.


Abstract: The proposal of this research is to analyse the novel mobile broadband technology called 5G Networks, which is currently under research and development and is expected to be launched in 2020. 5G aims to provide ubiquitous network, near to zero latency, and gigabit level underpinned by a mixture of dense cells, HetNets and new RF spectrum that is based on millimetre wave. As enabler, 5G must be ready to deliver an end-to-end UHD video streaming solution that requires high consumption of bandwidth. Nonetheless, a performance analysis on streaming of Ultra HD TV over 5G RF spectrum is the motivation for this research with the aim of verifying if it is possible to achieve an excellent QoE (Quality of Experience). Finally, a simulation was carried out on Matlab1 in order to verify if 5G architecture could deliver the ultimate state-of-the-art for UHD TV. UHD TV has started to be sold in the market worldwide, but the TV industry is still seeking for standardisation to address the minimum required to supersede the current HD TV standards. Thus this research encompasses a study of the UHD TV and the business model of “TV Everywhere”, which enables the end user to watch TV everywhere at any time via linear TV or VoD (Video on Demand).


BioPaulo Sergio is IPTV Service Operations Manager at BT Media and Broadcast.  Electrical Engineer, alumnus of Faculdade de Engenharia São Paulo in Brazil and master degree student at Brunel University London in the UK, he gained over 15 years of experience working with telecommunications and computer systems for multinational companies such as Unisys and BT. His previous experience was working as Broadband Service Operations manager, in which he participated on the project BDUK, which aimed to implement super fibre broadband in 2/3 of the UK by 2014. In addition, he managed international contracts as Global Service Operations Manager for BT Global Services in Brazil, which he dealt with MPLS Networks, VoiP, Security and Vsat with teams located in Americas, EMEA and APAC. Nowadays Paulo is involved with the implementation of UHD TV for BT Sports TV channels and he is managing IPTV services for Multicast and TV Everywhere platforms in London. Paulo is an active contributor to international film festivals as a curator and producer both in Brazil and in the UK.


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