FAQ

What are the differences between LTE Broadcast MSDC SDK version 4.2.00.04. and MSDC 4.2.01.03?

  • Bug Fixes

What are the differences between DASH SDK version 4.0.00.08. and DASH 4.2.1.1?

  • Bug Fixes to support Android O
What is LTE Broadcast and what services does it provide?
LTE Broadcast is a technology specified as part of 3GPP LTE standards and it provides streaming and file download services. As an example, at a sporting venue, providing streaming video and real-time sport statistics.

What is the purpose of LTE Broadcast SDK?
The LTE Broadcast SDK enables Android developers to create Android applications for streaming and file delivery services using Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), a technology specified as part of 3GPP LTE standards.

Who can use the LTE Broadcast SDK?
Android developers who design and develop eMBMS applications in conjunction with carriers providing LTE Broadcast service.

What kind of application can be built using LTE Broadcast SDK?
You can build Android applications which uses LTE Broadcast for providing streaming or file download services.

What is included in the LTE Broadcast SDK package?
The LTE Broadcast SDK package contains two components Multicast Services Device Client (MSDC) API and DASH Player API with the following contents:

  • MSDC API
    • API Specification
    • API library: This library has the implementation of the API
    • Test tool: API Stub tool generates notifications for testing the application which uses the API
      • API Stub User Guide
      • API Stub library: This library includes the implementation of API Stub tool
      • Stub_config.xml : This file includes a sample configuration for the Stub tool
  • DASH Player API
    • API Specification
    • API library: This library has the implementation of the API

Is there any tool to test the API usage in the application?
Yes. The API Stub is a tool included in the SDK which facilitates testing of the API by generating the notifications based on the calls from the application for specific use cases using a configuration file.

Which mobile devices support LTE Broadcast?
The Android application developers can use Stub tool to test their application on any Android device. However the developers need to work with their carrier or handset manufacturer to determine the target device which has been LTE Broadcast enabled.

How can the LTE Broadcast application be tested end-to-end on a network?
The Android application developers need to work with their carrier or handset manufacturer to obtain access to a test network.

How can I get support for my technical questions regarding API usage?
For support information, please check out the LTE Broadcast SDK forum.