StreamSelector integration into Telenor’s 5G testbed

While using the 5GMediaHUB Experimentation Facility to test and validate vertical applications, various stakeholders, including Network Applications developers, vertical owners, and experimenters can leverage the media-related Network Applications, namely the Streaming Network Application, the Multi-CDN Network Application and the StreamSelector Network Applications, to add extra capabilities to these applications.
Within this context, at the end of December 2022 the StreamSelector Network Application (developed by Ektacom) was successfully integrated and deployed within Telenor testbed. This allows streaming of live video from a 5G standalone smartphone to the Ektacom video player, over Telenor’s 5G infrastructure.
The Streamselector Network Application, developed by Ektacom, allows the selection and streaming of proper video, as well as video preview. These functionalities are of particular significance in cases such as large events (e.g. football matches), where there is high density and congestion. These issues cannot be solved by 4G networks and can jeopardise the quality of the video streamed during live production. This stresses the importance of the utilisation of such a Network Application when developing vertical applications.
Telenor’s 5G testbed is one of the two well-established testbeds that make up the 5GMediaHUB Experimentation Facility. It supports the stringent requirements of media applications in terms of low latencies and high data rates through media-based Network Applications and next-generation 5G technologies. It is worth noting that these Network Applications are not standalone components, but they are used with the aim to provide a particular function to the vertical application they interact with.
With this milestone, Ektacom, as a Network Application and vertical application owner, will be able to test and validate their components on a 5G testbed with a standalone mobile core. In turn, Telenor will be able to collect vertical requirements and evaluate potential limitations in currently supported technologies in the testbed.