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Award for mobile future

IBC always attracts many more papers for its technical sessions than can be programmed, and the papers committee carefully review each submission for relevance, innovation and clarity. As well as forming the programme, they also choose the best paper in the conference, which receives an award.

This year the award went to a team from Italian national broadcaster RAI. Gino Alberico, Andrea Bertella, Silvio Ripamonti and Mirto Tabone carried out research into DVB-T2 Lite, a new variant of the digital broadcast standard, aimed particularly at allowing live broadcast to portable and mobile devices using the existing infrastructure.

Chair of the technical papers committee Nick Lodge said they were “impressed with the thorough nature of your experimentation and measurements, both in the lab and in the Aosta Valley. The results you achieved provided and excellent validation of the performance of T2-Lite.”

Lodge presented Gino Alberico with the award for best conference paper during the ceremony last night. On behalf of his colleagues, he said

“We are proud of the recognition given to the work that RAI R&D is doing which could enable the best possible exploitation of broadcast spectrum and network infrastructures for new services.”

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