Israel's Cellcom teams with Novelsat on 5G video pilot

Israel's Cellcom teams with Novelsat on 5G video pilot

Cellcom, Israel’s largest cellular provider, and the compatriot telecommunications equipment supplier Novlesat aim to collaborate on a pilot of real-time video content distribution on 5G network infrastructure.

The pilot will see Novlesat’s edge-based video delivery solution distribute real-time video content to the 5G base stations, aiming to provide rich, high-quality content services to a wide range of user device.

"Video content of CellcomTV service will be distributed in real time to 5G base stations by Novelsat's solution. At the cell site, Novelsat’s solution will perform video processing using edge-computing capabilities and will stream the video content at the highest quality and with the lowest latency to a wide range of user devices," said a joint press release.

"Video streaming is congesting mobile networks. With 5G, mobile service providers are aiming to introduce even more video content and services, delivering HD and UHD quality, with no added latency, to any user device – from smartphones to TV sets,” said Gary Drutin. CEO of Novelsat.

“Setting the bar for video delivery efficiency and performance, Novelsat’s solution leads to reduced network costs and a superior quality of experience, paving the way for advanced video services over 5G networks,” Gary added.

Meanwhile, Yaniv Koriat, Cellcom's VP of technology said: "Along with the deployment of our 5G network throughout the country, Cellcom is timulating innovation in 5G and supports initiatives that bring greater and better experiences to our customers."

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