NTT DoCoMo has completed a network slicing proof of concept with Ericsson and trialed sizzling fast, low-latency video transmission with Nokia. Both achievements are touted giant leaps using “5G” network technology.
Ericsson’s network slicing technology virtually partitions a physical network into multiple co-existing networks, simultaneously enabling varying services to be delivered simultaneously. The PoC will be exhibited as part of an augmented-reality application at 5G World in London, UK on June 28 to June 30.
“Network slicing has the potential to simultaneously deliver diverse cutting-edge 5G services, for enhanced entertainment as well as further effective and secure communication,” said Hiroshi Nakamura, senior vice president and GM of R&D Strategy Department, NTT DoCoMo. “We expect the results of our PoC with Ericsson will play an important role in the realization of highly efficient and secure 5G networking technologies.”
8K Video Achieved Using ‘5G’ Radio Access Technology
In a joint trial with Nokia, NTT DoCoMo reportedly has achieved the world’s first wireless real-time transmission of 8K video with 5G radio access technology, using beam-tracking techniques to transmit millimeter wavelength signals at 70 GHz.
In the trial, 8K video of 48 Gbps was compressed by the encoder into signals ranging from 145 Mbps to 85 Mbps and transmitted. The video technology was demonstrated during the 5G Tokyo Bay Summit 2016, part of the Wireless Technology Park 2016.