Hands On Towards Next Generation Media Distribution With the 5G-MAG Reference Tools
Originally Aired - Tuesday, April 18 | 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM PT
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The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has defined multiple specifications for 5G Media Streaming, allowing operators or third-party service providers to build media services and applications on top of 5G systems. With 3GPP Release 17, these specifications are expanded into the domains of dynamic QoS policies, event exposure, Multicast Broadcast Services, Edge applications, or XR.
3GPP is lacking a reference and conformance program to validate and prototype these specifications. The 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) has undertaken the task to accelerate the creation of 5G Media applications by providing the open-source 5G-MAG Reference Tools development program.
In this presentation we focus on the implementation of 5G Media Streaming (5GMS) components in the 5G-MAG Reference Tools. Based on a set of industry relevant use-cases, we identify four minimum viable products (MVPs). Starting with a simple implementation of the 5GMS Application Server (AS) and 5GMS-Aware Application for media playback, we move to more advanced features such as media session handling and dynamic configuration of the AS by the 5GMS Application Function (AF). The presented features serve as a foundation for contributors to add more advanced functionalities. An example is a DVB-I Hybrid Service delivered over 5G Broadcast and 5G Media Streaming, enabling the insertion of Premium and Targeted Content on top of it.