China Mobile and Huawei have partnered on what they claim is the first 8K live virtual-reality broadcast using a 5G network.
The test showed scenes of a lake captured by an 8K 360-degree camera. This footage was downloaded at 5G speeds to VR headsets.
“VR will help to fuel the progress of 5G and play a crucial role in transforming the entire society,” said Huawei in a statement.
“Compared with technically mature 4K VR live broadcast (requiring 50–80 Mbps data rate), 8K VR services require a higher data rate (100–160 Mbps) and wider bandwidth.
“The faster network speed and increased display resolution will allow users to benefit from a more detailed, true-to-life, and immersive experience.”