French companies to develop LTE multicast solution

28 Apr 2015

A consortium of French companies – including Orange Group’s subsidiary Viaccess-Orca, Expway, Sequans, Telecom ParisTech, Sagemcom and Archos – are designing a next generation Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) terminal solution. According to a press release, the USD5 million Multimedia for 4G Evolution (MM4G Evo) project is expected to widen the capabilities of eMBMS technology, with Expway’s CEO Claude Seyrat cited as saying: ‘The objective of this project is to go way beyond what is already deployed in the marketplace today. All the players are already leaders in the first wave of LTE Multicast deployment and have been participating to major trials worldwide … Major innovations in LTE Multicast are already in the pipeline. They include new applications for digital radio, efficient magazine delivery, CDN [content delivery network] technology, public safety and In-Venue targeted services.’

France, Orange Group