08 September 2017
| James Pearce
Japanese technology giant SoftBank has partnered with Huawei to demonstrate the use cases of 5G technology for business and enterprise customers.
The demonstration included real-time UHD video transmission
using ultra-high throughput; the remote control of a robotic
arm using low latency transmission; and remote rendering
through a GPU server using edge computing.
The video transmission demonstrated throughput of over
800Mbps, while the robotic arm demo showed off latency of less
than 2ms on a one-way transmission.
For the video demo, SoftBank installed a camera inside the
room that captured oudoor scenery. The data from this camera
was then compressed, transmitted over a 5G network to a UHD
monitor where it was decoded, demonstrating high-speeds of high
quality video content. SoftBank and Huawei also demonstrated
immersive video, which can be used for applications including
virtual reality and augmented reality.
In the second test, a remote controlled robotic arm placed
air hockey against a human, with a camera installed on top of
the air hockey table which detected the pucks position. This
would be used in things like factory automation, Huawei
The demonstrations come as telecoms operators and vendors
compete to become the fastest to deploy 5G technologies, with
initial deployments expected as early next year. Huawei has
partnered with operators across the world.