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5G Cellular Networks for Broadcasting

Connecting Broadcasting Equipment with Embedded IoT Modules


For live video solution providers, the key to future-proofing your products, simplifying manufacturing and deployment, and shortening time-to-market (TTM) is to opt for IoT modules with the following characteristics:

Security is designed-in

5G networks will result in a huge increase in data volumes being sent via cellular networks, but this also adds additional vulnerabilities. Protect your data and minimize risk by working with a trusted partner like Sierra Wireless who understands new vulnerabilities and has the right partners and in-house experts.

Lightweight and Durable

Mobile video encoders have to be light enough to be carried in a backpack, and need to be robust enough to operate in outdoor environments for long periods of times. Sierra’s modules are small, portable and tough, which makes them perfect for outside broadcasting.


One module that can be used in different regions and countries without having to build different versions of the product.

3G/4G Fallback

Fallback to existing 3G and 4G networks, so products can be used in areas without 5G coverage.

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Comprehensive API

Our modules have a simple set of application programming interfaces (APIs) at both the edge and the cloud. This simplifies integration and speeds up development times for new applications. We support multiple modes/architectures/protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, DTLS etc.).

High Data Speeds

Livestreaming 4K video requires high data speeds to prevent buffering, disruptions or slow start times. Our EM series of embedded modules provide unprecedented speeds, bandwidth and network performance.

Supports mmWave and Sub-6

Sierra Wireless’ EM91 series of embedded modules support multiple technologies, including 5G NR mmWave, 5G NR sub-6, 4G, 3G. This flexibility of design minimizes the number of components required in the manufacturing process, as multiple tech requirements can be met with a single model.

Customer Stories

Live Media Streaming: Enabling the Future of Broadcasting

Learn how embedded 5G IoT modules are enabling the next generation of broadcasting.

Mobile Viewpoint chose our 5G module for the next generation of live broadcasting

Find out how this company’s wireless video encoding technology solves the typical challenges of livestreaming events:

  • Latency
  • Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Operational cost
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Technology Overview

Semtech’ IoT solutions at the broadband edge include the EM series of high-speed networking modules for 5G.

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5G Live Media Streaming

Learn how technologies like bonded cellular networks and mobile encoders are driving the growth of live media streaming around the world.

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