There are questions about how 5G will translate into user services that will in turn create revenues that pay for the incumbent in wireless infrastructure. ZTE has some answers. This week at China Mobile Global Partners Conference 2017, ZTE, in collaboration with China Mobile, focused on six major 5G services: a 5G interoperability development testing (IoDT), 5G experience car, 5G Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), 5G Wireless Access, 5G submarine, and 5G virtual reality cloud game.
ZTE, China Mobile, and Qualcomm Technologies jointly performed what they said was the world’s first 3GPP R15-based end-to-end 5G New Radio (NR) system IoDT test, using ZTE’s 5G NR pre-commercial base stations and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR UE prototype.
5G Experience Car:
A 5G experience car allowed users to watch live programs and high-bandwidth VR videos while at high speeds. Two-way interactive live broadcasting was conducted between the booth and a 5G experience car in China’s first 5G pre-commercial field Trial being constructed by ZTE and China Mobile.
5G Unmanned Aerial Vehicle:
A 5G UAV smoothly transmitted HD images to the cloud without any degradation of the picture quality, generating topographic maps in a few seconds.
5G Wireless Access:
Ultra HD images captured by hundred megapixels–level cameras were quickly transmitted providing uses such as facial recognition, with a latency of a few milliseconds.
Using an autonomous submarine over 5G, marine researchers could observe sea creatures, conduct scientific investigations and stop the leakage of oil pipelines by remotely controlling underwater vehicles.
5G VR Cloud Game:
VR cloud games based on the 5G Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) architecture provide users an immersive VR cloud gaming experience.