What's the Story? Boston to trial 5G broadcast technology

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner joined the podcast to chat about a Boston TV station trialing 5G broadcast technology.

Kelsey Ziser, Senior Editor

July 25, 2023

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner joined the podcast to chat about a Boston-area TV station trialing 5G broadcast technology. We discuss which companies are involved in developing the technology, potential use cases for the tech and what's next after the trial in Boston.

For a lightly edited transcript, please click the caption button in the video toolbar.

Here are a few topics we covered:

  • Testing new use cases for 5G broadcast technology (00:48)

  • FCC grants temporary experimental license to Boston-area TV station to test 5G broadcast technology (01:55)

  • Partnerships underpinning the trial in Boston (03:13)

  • Benefits of using 5G broadcast technology (05:01)

  • Update on the ATSC 3.0 standard (05:40)

  • Potential for trials in other cities (08:13)

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— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Kelsey Ziser

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Kelsey is a senior editor at Light Reading, co-host of the Light Reading podcast, and host of the "What's the story?" podcast.

Her interest in the telecom world started with a PR position at Connect2 Communications, which led to a communications role at the FREEDM Systems Center, a smart grid research lab at N.C. State University. There, she orchestrated their webinar program across college campuses and covered research projects such as the center's smart solid-state transformer.

Kelsey enjoys reading four (or 12) books at once, watching movies about space travel, crafting and (hoarding) houseplants.

Kelsey is based in Raleigh, N.C.

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