Report Executive Summary
5G VISTA (Video in-stadia Technical Architecture) is part of the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 5G Testbeds and Trials programme, a £200 million investment in testbeds and trials across the UK to explore new ways that 5G can boost productivity, grow existing businesses or spark new ones. 5G VISTA was funded as part of the 5G Create portfolio and aims to test and demonstrate the potential of 5G Broadcast/ Multicast to deliver new and exciting digital experiences to spectators at live events.
The project uses Further-evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (FeMBMS) technology to support innovative use cases - to both enhance customer experience at events, and increase engagement. Whilst most mobile and internet communications are modelled on a “one-to-one” system, FeMBMS is a “one-to-many” service; it will take a single stream and send it to multiple users.