KPN Tests LTE-Broadcast Service in the Netherlands
Netherlands based mobile network operator KPN has carried out LTE Broadcast trials in collaboration with Amsterdam ArenA, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung and IBM.
The trial took place on Saturday May 3 in the Amsterdam Arena stadium during the soccer game of Ajax against NEC.
As consumers demand access to their media content on all of their devices, TV and video traffic is set to dominate mobile networks and is expected to grow by around 60 percent annually until the end of 2018. The result is increasing pressure on operators to enable their customers to enjoy the TV Anywhere experience, while at the same time managing network costs and efficiency.
Joost Steltenpool, Director Access, KPN, says:
Our experience with our country-wide 4G network demonstrates there is a clear customer demand for video content during events. Therefore our aim was to find a solution for delivering high quality video content to large groups of people.”
KPN said that it is enthusiastic about the success of the pilot and is currently exploring next steps.