Japanese operator KDDI and Korean giant Samsung Electronics have successfully completed the first 5G demonstration by achieving speeds of more than 1Gb/s on a moving train travelling at over over 60 mph (100 km/hour).
Samsung used its 5G pre-commercial end-to-end solution comprising of a 5G router (CPE), radio access unit (5G Radio), virtualised RAN and virtualised core for the tests.
“The potentials that 5G holds is powerful enough to transform the landscape of our daily lives.”
And the testing leveraged capabilities driven by 5G, such as high throughput, low latency and massive connections, which verified potential services that would be highly beneficial to passengers and operators of high-speed trains, Samsung said.
As part of the testing, 8K video was downloaded via a 5G router installed on-board while a 4K video filmed from a camera installed on the train was also uploaded in the demonstration.
“The potentials that 5G holds is powerful enough to transform the landscape of our daily lives,” said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “The success of today’s demonstration is a result of our joint research with KDDI, which we will continue to pursue as we explore next generation networks and use cases This will include research on diverse spectrums and technologies, as well as new business models and applications.”
In the meanwhile, KDDI which is one of Asia’s largest telecommunications providers said that it will continue exploring real-life scenario experiments for diverse 5G use and business cases together with Samsung to fulfil its aim to launch 5G by 2020.