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Verizon not the only carrier eyeing LTE Broadcast

Last week, Verizon Communications Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said that the company’s wireless unit is aiming to broadcast video over its LTE network, perhaps by early 2014: “Using LTE...we’d love to broadcast the Super Bowl in the 2014 time frame.”

In a blog post on Verizon Wireless’ website, Joe Constantine, CTO at Ericsson, said Verizon is using Ericsson’s evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) technology “to make video a winning experience during a major event,” and he cited a football stadium with “100,000 spectators, 100,000 perspectives and 100,000 different video experiences on thousands of different devices.” He said LTE Broadcast will enable wireless customers to access multiple camera angles, feeds and stats from live broadcast video, directly on their smartphone or other wireless device.

FierceBroadbandWireless: Verizon not the only carrier eyeing LTE Broadcast; TelecomTV content partner.

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