Ericsson has partnered with Turkcell to deliver the first live streaming mobile experience over LTE Broadcast in Turkey.
The partnership saw the local basketball derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray Odeabank streamed over Turkcell's LTE network to viewers in the arena.
The demonstration was part of Turkcell's deployment of Ericsson's LTE Broadcast solution, designed to highlight the strength of the solution to power HD video streams of the match to mobile devices.
Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson Middle East, said, "With mobile data traffic expected to grow fifteen fold by the end of 2017, LTE Broadcast is proving to be a vital solution for mobile providers to optimise their networks, increase efficiency and provide the best possible mobile video experience.”
“This live demonstration of our LTE Broadcast solution proved that it is possible to provide a high quality and immersive stream that doesn't just match, but can actually exceed the live viewing experience sports fans can access through current broadcast TV delivery."