The European Broadcasting Union has launched a new expert group to look at spectrum requirements for dedicated wireless production networks
The PSME group will seek to ensure that regulatory solutions are suitable for EBU members’ future needs.
The EBU said the increasing demand for new, low-latency IP-based systems, which could be built on 5G wireless technology is of interest to its members due to their potential to be integrated into IP-based production networks.
The amount of amount of available spectrum has been reduced in recent years due to reallocation of the spectrum to the public mobile communications. Some agenda items at the upcoming ITU WRC-23 may further reduce the spectrum for PMSE for both audio and video applications, said the EBU, and it want to to mitigate the negative impact on its members.
5G is also posing a challenge, said the organisation, with spectrum access for dedicated 5G networks remaining an issue, although the national and European regulators are considering possible solutions, it said.
The new EBU group will consider the spectrum needs of all the different systems in context and work through the relevant bodies to ensure future regulation meets the needs of EBU members and other media organisations.
EBU members can find out more about the group here.