XAL: Use of the 5G network in the audiovisual sector

The digitalisation of communication and the emergence of information platforms that people access from multiple devices are leading audiovisual producers to adopt new models and technologies.

This pilot, involving the Local Audiovisual Network (Xarxa Audiovisual Local, XAL), explores the use of 5G technology by deploying cameras and mobile phone devices at an event to capture and transmit HD quality image and sound and send them through the 5G network to the central control of XAL/betevé for remote broadcast and distribution.

In this case, beamforming technology makes it possible to adapt the bandwidth to the needs of the camera in question and configure the data flow, optimising the available resources.