The feedback was extremely positive, prompting many SAPPRFTs local provincial branches to ask Expway to come back for more detailed project discussions.
The SAPPRFTs State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China formerly known as the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) is an executive branch of the People’s Republic of China. Its main task is the administration and supervision of state-owned enterprises engaged in the television, radio, and film industries.
Back in Sept. 2015 Expway demonstrated its LTE Broadcast technology to the SAPPRFT, and was called back in Early 2016 to do the same with its WiFi Multicast solution. The agency was so impressed with the quality and the potential of the Expway technology, that they invited Expway to demo both solutions at the 2016 Big Data Expo.
As an immediate step, seeing that many local provinces have already invested in WiFi technology, the SAPPRFT is recommending the Expway WiFi Multicast solution to leverage these investments, and broadcast TV services over 10 local provincial branches.
The SAPPRFT is the only the operator with cable TV broadcasting licenses in China. The MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) recently issued a wireless carrier license to the SAPPRFT 700MHZ FDD LTE for their fusion network (NGB-E) giving the SAPPRFT the possibility to now broadcast TV over the air.