Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) covers technologies for production, event, and conferencing deployed mainly by creative and cultural industries.
PMSE-xG is an interdisciplinary and cooperative bridge between the mobile communications industry and the PMSE industry, in form of a pre-competitive research project, which brings stakeholders together to build and reinforce cooperation. For the first time, PMSE-xG considers future-oriented use of mobile broadband radio technology and network infrastructure for PMSE applications.
PMSE-xG focusses on technological and economic feasibility of PMSE in 4G+/5G. It tries to anchor PMSE applications in the standardisation of mobile broadband radio. This opens new chances and opportunities in the field of innovative business segments, new products, new services and applications. Main research topics are, in particular, ultra reliable, low latency streaming technologies for mobile and nomadic applications.
PMSE-xG is a key project pioneering for other vertical industries (eHealth, Industrie 4.0, Automotive) in 4G+/5G.
PMSE-xG performed a Basic Stakeholder Analysis based on the roles stakeholders occupy currently in Cellular Mobile industry, Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) industry, and PMSE industry regarding Spectrum (Owner, Manager), Network Infrastructure (Core, Radio Access Network), Network Manager (Core, Radio Access Network), Network User (Service, Customer).
In the case of the Cellular Mobile industry most roles except the Network User - Service and Customer - are taken by the Mobile Network Operator. In case of RLAN and PMSE industry the Customer or PMSE Service is deploying and operating the networks, and if required connected to the Internet via an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Cellular Mobile industry and PMSE industry are operating usually license-based, while the RLAN industry employ frequency bands where the spectrum resources are shared among license-exempt users based on adaptive medium access schemes like listen-before-talk.
A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) operates a virtual network by sharing the physical infrastructure of an MNO. A PMSE Service can be an MVNO, if suitable network infrastructure and network elements (mobile edge computing, interfaces) are available in the service area.
Concepts like Network Slicing require that appropriate network infrastructure is deployed in the area of operation.
"Industry Application"-driven Private Network Operators (PNOs) could contribute to the 5G roll-out by local deployment and operation of 5G network infrastructure in the service area (event area, theatre, stadium etc.) required by the application. MNOs could provide Spectrum as Service to local or regional PNOs including the required frequency network planing.
Spectrum as Service is also a solution for 3rd parties and applicable to other radio spectrum resources, which might be available via Spectrum Sharing with incumbents.
Current 5G standardisation defines following important key points
Cooperations and setting standardisation courses in favour of PMSE are necessary and possible now.