Verizon to show off LTE-Broadcast during the Super Bowl, but you won't see it
0. phoneArena 01 Feb 2014, 01:17 posted on
Live streaming feeds of the Super Bowl broadcast are banned inside the stadium to prevent the cell networks in the area from getting swamped. But soon, this might not be necessary. Verizon's LTE-Broadcast allows streaming video to be multicast rather than unicast as they are today. This means that every viewer of a streamed video requires a separate channel on the network...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
So, which handsets are just a software update away from being able to multicast?
3. wilsong17 (unregistered)
actually i work at the stadium and verizon was installing so many antennas everywhere
but i have tmobile and i get lte on my note 3 inside the stadium
4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
The devices that areal "only a software update away" form supporting LTE-Broadcast are probably going to be those released in 2013/2014 such as the Note 3/iPhone 5s/c, Galaxy S4, etc.
5. Rockbottom (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
Maybe because Verizon is an official sponsor for the NFL. They have to get signal to everyone evenly. The network in that area is going to be stressed. Anytime there's a Nascar Race, Super Bowl, big time concert, Verizon is deploying there mobile cell towers to handle capacity.
When have you seen TMo bring in mobile towers?
This is more about the future of the wireless network. There is a bandwidth problem and Verizon is deploying new technology to take care of it.