Webbing triple-cut eSIM cards significantly eased logistics and planning for the project, while ensuring timely provisioning
MCS Team GmbH partnered with Webbing for the seamless live coverage of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India, held September 9-10, 2023. To ensure stable internet connection for live coverage, MCS Team chose to use Webbing triple-cut eSIM cards, allowing for independent use of various carrier networks. These eSIMs, with WebbingCNCT profiles that provide seamless connectivity in over 190 countries, were integrated into Peplink and LiveU devices bonding multiple internet connections.
Real-time TV reporting requires a reliable and fast internet connection, which is challenging in venues with limited or no access to fixed communication infrastructure such as where the G20 Summit was held. This is further complicated by the fact that the Summit schedule included events in 60 Indian cities in all 28 states and 8 union territories.
Looking for connectivity technology that would be powerful, secure and flexible, MCS Team relied on Webbing eSIM cards. While Peplink devices facilitated the efficient bonding of various internet connections, resulting in a stable and powerful overall connection, LiveU 5G/4G field units with Webbing SIMs were used to provide consistent bandwidth and a reliable connectivity for live 4K/HD quality video production. Mobile bonding technology uses multiple cellular modems combining available cellular signals to provide better connection stability and more bandwidth, ensuring a smoother broadcast. Webbing’s distributed core network with local breakouts, multiple network solutions, and data server redundancy ensured high data throughput and low latency for the field units with cellular bonding technology.
“The deployment of Webbing eSIM cards in conjunction with Peplink devices and LiveU marked a paradigm shift in TV technical services by MCS Team. This groundbreaking technology combination not only ensured reliable and secure data transmission but also revolutionized the flexibility and efficiency of TV reporting at major events such as the G20 Summit. The successful application of these technologies, especially the seamless integration of LiveU, opens new perspectives for the future of mobile TV production”, said Marcus Mathy, Technical Lead, MCS Team.
Webbing eSIMs, working independently of a specific network operator, provided an additional layer of security and allowed flexible usage in different regions and under changing conditions. Webbing’s partner network of over 600 mobile operators worldwide guarantees global coverage and access to several carriers’ network in every region to solve the problem of weak spots and ensure continuous connectivity for broadcasting production teams even at remote locations.
“We are thrilled the MCS team chose to leverage Webbing’s eSIM technology and robust connectivity solution for their live broadcasting needs. The successful uninterrupted live coverage of the G20 Summit in India is a testament to Webbing’s IoT network’s capability of delivering a reliable and high-performance connectivity solution, ensuring that the audience stayed connected and informed throughout this prestigious event. We are committed to simplifying operations around wireless connectivity for global news and sports broadcasting organizations around the world”, said Nir Elron, Vice President of IoT Growth Verticals at Webbing.
Using Webbing triple-cut eSIM cards with WebbingCNCT significantly eased logistics and planning for the project, while ensuring timely provisioning. Webbing’s eSIMs (eUICC) are available either as a physical SIM card with an eSIM profile or as MFF2 chip and are fully aligned with the new GSMA SGP.32 IoT eSIM Standard. It ensures failover connectivity with the capability of using multiple mobile carrier profiles, easily changing carriers at any time with zero integration, and an option to fall back from a failing profile to a different profile.
All live streams and broadcasts were successfully realized through LiveU devices seamlessly integrated into the overall system. With Webbing eSIMs, field units used for broadcast operations and live coverage on-the-go delivered high bandwidth and ultra-low latency.
About MCS Team GmbH
MCS Team GmbH is a full-service media production company with extensive expertise and experience in broadcasting live events. The company’s service portfolio includes planning and management of events, media production, post-production, broadcasting & streaming, interpreting & conference technology, graphics & web design and the rental of event equipment.
MCS Team is a wholly owned subsidiary of German broadcaster Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), a member of the ARD network Das Erste.
For additional information, please visit www.mcs-team.de
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