Holographic calls may become one of the most interesting applications of 5G, therefore Huawei decided to join efforts with Beeline to carry out such an experiment in Russia.
The operator Beeline, owned by VimpelCom, rented some area in the Moscow Museum to run the experiment aimed at proving great potential of 5G. A short while ago, a similar experiment was conducted in the UK by Vodafone, so the telecom industry is looking for the best way to attract wider public to the technology that initially will be only able to improve the flexibility and performance of operators.
The quality of this showcase seems to be totally different from Vodafone’s experiment, since the companies use “mixed reality” headsets instead of self-contained holographic projectors. As a result, people were able to see a less impressive image of a guy wearing a suit, looking around the room and talking to himself.
“In May 2018, Beeline and Huawei signed an agreement on joint efforts to introduce 5G technology in Russia”, as stated by Aiden Wu, CEO at Huawei Russia. – Our cooperation turns out to be supremely fruitful, which is definitely proved by actual experiment. We will keep on cooperating to implement this new communication standard in order to make it a worldwide phenomenon and boost the development of new technologies and services based on this standard.”
“The rapid development of advanced technologies affords operators every facility for providing their subscribers with high-quality and high-rate mobile communications”, as stated by Vasily Latsanich, CEO at VimpelCom. – “That is why Beeline has been already preparing its networks and conducting research, the purpose of which is to explore the principles of a sustainable transition to 5G technology.”
Huawei was quick to highlight that this showcase was carried out using the 5G-compatible base station gNodeB, already commercialized for operating in the rage of 27 GHz. There were no appeals against bandwidth parameters, while it is known that the MIMO 64×64 technology was used. The company also declared the high importance of such technologies for virtual reality, which will save people from leaving home.