Saankhya will launch 5G mobile streaming technology in 2023

NEW DELHI : local manufacturer of wireless communications and semiconductor chipsets Saankhya Labs Pvt. Ltd is looking to commercially launch its direct-to-mobile technology by 2023 that will enable video streaming to mobiles at 5G speeds, without access to data plans offered by telecom companies.

The locally developed technology, which is in the proof-of-concept stage, will allow mobile phone manufacturers to embed a chip in handsets to access the company-developed broadcast radio head, which will connect to the wireless network. and will allow direct-to-phone streaming. Existing handsets must use a dongle to access the service.

“We have developed the D-to-M or direct-to-mobile concept, where one can offload video from cellular networks to a broadcast network and stream video content to your phone without using data plans,” said said Parag Naik, Managing Director. officer, Saankhya Labs in an interview. The proof of concept has been submitted to IIT Kanpur and Prasar Bharati. It will allow telecom operators to offload video traffic onto their networks to broadcast waves in the 470-582 Mhz band held by the national broadcaster.

“We are planning a commercial launch next year. Our potential customers can be telecom operators, broadcasters and distributors (Prasar Bharti),” he said.

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The company, which develops products for cellular wireless, broadcast radios and terrestrial satellite communication terminals for the local market as well as overseas customers, will conduct two pre-commercial trials in the United States and South Korea. South. It is in talks with broadcasters in South Korea, while it has tapped Sinclair Broadcasting in the United States for live television service on mobile phones. “We are talking to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to embed a chip in their phones. For now, we offer commercial-use dongles that can be connected to a mobile phone to receive content,” he said.

Considering more and more Indians are consuming videos on their mobile phones and the highly anticipated launch of 5G, the timing of the concept was right, Naik said.

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