The first software release of the Open Broadcast Edge Cache Appliance (OBECA) has been published on GitHub. Developed by ORS, the world’s smallest open source 5G Broadcast receiver was first unveiled in February. It is intended to tackle the lack of mobile end devices for 5G Broadcast ecosystems.
The first version of OBECA includes functionality to receive 5G Broadcast signals (FeMBMS and Release 16) and enables the transmission of programmes in the RTP format. In addition, the receiver already provides the option to receive signals within normal broadcast bandwidths (6, 7 and 8 MHz broadcasting channels).