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Saankhya Labs Develops 5G Broadcast Technology to Provide Broadcast Content Directly to Mobile

Press Trust of India  |  BENGALURU 

/ -- Saankhya Labs, India's leading communication system and transformative solutions provider, has successfully demonstrated their new solutions for next generation of Broadcast and to Mobile TV(DTM).

Saankhya Labs showed a demonstration of their patented Broadcast solution at the recently concluded Mobile (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, from 25th to 28th February. This is the first time in the world that a Broadcast solution using the convergence of and Broadcast has been demonstrated anywhere in the world.

is the next generation that is based on the convergence of Broadcast & networks. This solution enables telecom service providers to offload video traffic from their mobile network onto the 'cellularized' This will help decongest mobile spectrum use by offloading the video traffic that accounts for maximum data use. This will improve usage of mobile spectrum and increase the user experience by freeing bandwidth which will help reduce call drops, increase data speeds etc.

Video traffic is the fastest growing traffic on mobile networks. World over, about 60% of mobile data usage is of video content, and this is expected to increase to over 75% by 2022. The Indian mobile market is expected to grow to more than 850 million users. will help unchoke the mobile networks from this huge video traffic.

This solution not only helps the Mobile Operators to free up bandwidth and provide a superior user experience, but also will help broadcasters to monetize their broadcast spectrum by reaching millions of additional mobile subscribers.

has a wide variety of applications such as, Multimedia and Entertainment including HD TV to Mobile devices, and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) Services. It can be a very effective solution for Emergency Broadcast Services, Internet of Things, Various Automotive applications such as Firmware Upgrade Over the Air (FOTA), broadcast of mapping and GIS data for Driverless Vehicles, Automotive Infotainment etc.

Saankhya Labs is providing a complete solution for 5G broadcast which include:

(1) 'Cellularized' Low-power Broadcast transmitter,

(2) Mobile receiver (USB device) based on its own chipset and

(3) the analytics and on mobile network core which enables the switching between and Broadcast networks.

At MWC 2019, Saankhya's demonstrations generated a lot of interest among various telecom operators and broadcasters.

Apart from 5G Broadcast, Saankhya's another solution called to Mobile TV (DTM), will allow to receive terrestrial As more and more people are watching entertainment content on portable devices, DTM gives the option to watch Free to Air Linear TV such as Live sports, etc on their without buffering and without a data network.

Both the i.e. 5G Broadcast and to Mobile TV are powered by Saankhya's indigenous Pruthvi-3 Chipsets based on award winning and patented SDR architecture. Pruthvi-3 is a fully programmable multi-standard chipset that supports next generation communication standards. Pruthvi-3 chipset was launched last year in December by of State for Communications, Shri.

Parag Naik, Co-Founder and CEO, Saankhya Labs, said, "The majority of the content on is in the form of videos. This exponential rise in video consumption poses a great challenge to network operators who are looking at efficient The offload of videos from broadband to broadcast under the 5G broadcast aims to resolve this issue. We at Saankhya Labs are working on several such next generation including our futuristic Cognitive solution that can help build a more eco system beyond 5G."

About Saankhya Labs

Saankhya Labs is a communication solutions and technology company that provides products based on its award winning, patented Software Defined platform. Saankhya offers a wide range of for broadband, satellite and With several International and unique 'chips-to-systems' expertise, Saankhya's solutions include industry's first IEEE 802.22 compliant TVWS systems for rural broadband connectivity, Satellite for IoT applications and multi-standard DTV modulators and demodulators. Saankhya Labs is working on creating a cutting-edge technology in the Next-Gen TV and in 5G and beyond. Saankhya Labs is headquartered in Bangalore,

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:07 IST