Seoul, Korea, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) today announced that the company, together with Samsung Electronics, successfully completed development of ‘True Real Time Mobile Streaming’ technology that is essential for mobile live streaming and achieved its world’s first demonstration over commercial LTE network.
The users of legacy live video streaming over mobile networks have experienced inconvenience with up to 15 seconds of latency compared to TV or IPTV. For example, in case of watching sports games such as soccer, mobile users could watch the game results about 15 seconds later than TV or IPTV users.
However, ‘True Real Time Mobile Streaming Technology’, applied with the next generation media transport standard, MPEG Media Transport (MMT), improves live mobile streaming experience for smartphone and tablet users by significantly reducing latency.
By successfully demonstrating the technology with Btv Mobile, SK Telecom’s mobile IPTV service, SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics confirmed that the latency was reduced by 80 percent to record 3 seconds.
The companies will also jointly promote diverse research and developments for performance improvement and stabilization of the technology with plans to provide commercial service within 2015 and global standardization through 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).
Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network R&D Center, said, “True Real Time Mobile Streaming Technology resolves technical challenges of providing high quality live video streaming over mobile networks without latency. SK Telecom will put more efforts to strengthen its mobile network service quality by developing innovative and advanced technologies.”
About SK Telecom
SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM, KSE: 017670), established in 1984, is Korea’s largest telecommunications company with more than 27 million mobile subscribers, accounting for over 50% of the market. The company reached KRW 16.602 trillion in revenue in 2013. As the world’s first company to commercialize CDMA, CDMA 2000 1x, CDMA EV-DO and HSDPA networks, SK Telecom launched the nation’s first LTE service in July 2011. SK Telecom also became the world’s first mobile carrier to launch 150Mbps LTE-Advanced and on June 26, 2013 and 225Mbps LTE-Advanced on June 19, 2014 through Carrier Aggregation. Backed by rapid nationwide deployment, a rich device lineup and diverse mobile value added services, the company secured over 15.67 million LTE and LTE-Advanced subscribers as of July 2014. Also, based on its strength in network operations business, SK Telecom is seeking new growth engines by building ICT convergence business models in areas of healthcare, enterprise solutions, media and education. For more information, please visit www.sktelecom.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: SK Telecom