Telefonica used technology from Haivision for a 5G-powered proof of concept during the Spain Sail Grand Prix last September.
Previously, SailGP’s live productions have relied on aerial cameras on helicopters. In a proof of concept, the Telefónica 5G Customer Innovation team chose to test drone-based video contribution over 5G.
Telefonica has been testing Haivision’s solutions with its 5G network and selected the Haivision Air320 wireless transmitter to contribute live video from professional drones at the event.
The company’s 5G standalone network core and 5G radio transmitters were able to provide guaranteed performance levels, and the entire workflow was supported by the Haivision StreamHub receiver, transcoder, and decoder platform.
“The main criterion for the project was that we work with a collaborative partner to build an ecosystem where we all find new opportunities – for us, that absolutely was Haivision,” said Juan Cambeiro, a leader of the 5G Customer Innovation team at Telefonica. “The Haivision Air itself was a clear choice, having already been battle tested by our team in other scenarios. Equipped with the latest generation cellular connectivity, the compact live video transmitter offered the flexibility needed for this proof of concept.”
“Customer success and innovation is at the heart of what we do at Haivision,” added Ronan Poullaouec, VP engineering, remote and wireless systems, Haivision. “Our collaborative relationship with Telefónica has allowed both parties to experiment with next-generation technologies in real-world use cases to ultimately deliver high performance, low latency live video contribution.”