Singtel and key partners have successfully tested an overseas 5G video call with AR
Imagine a 5G video enhanced with AR with one other particular person in an overseas location. Singtel, Optus, Ericsson and Oppo have successfully made such a call between Singapore and Australia.
Singtel and Optus engineers used Oppo 5G take a look at gadgets which are geared up with the primary technology Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modems utilizing Ericsson’s 3GPP-compliant 5G networks in each nations. Qualcomm’s 2nd technology 5G modem chip was introduced earlier this week.
The 5G video call was enhanced with augmented actuality (AR) in an effort to make call an inclusive expertise. Examples of shopper use instances will embody immersive gaming, digital tactile procuring and holographic calls.
Mr Allen Lew, CEO, Optus stated, “Once once more Optus has confirmed our 5G agility, working collaboratively with our colleagues in Singapore to successfully land a ground-breaking 5G inter-country AR video call. Just final month we achieved one other first, with the launch of our plans for our 5G Home Broadband product for Australian customers and at this time’s announcement is one other step in our dedication to steer 5G supply in Australia.”
In Singapore, Singtel has been working carefully with Ericsson for in build up a 5G ecosystem. In October 2017, they kick-started their concerted efforts with the launch of the 5G Centre of Excellence program. In November final yr, a knowledge call was successfully revamped Singapore’s first pilot 5G community in one-north. Most just lately, Singtel, Ericsson and Singapore Polytechnic launched Singapore’s first dwell 5G take a look at facility.