SoftBank & Huawei Demonstrate 5G Use Cases
TOKYO -- SoftBank Corp. ("SoftBank") and Huawei Technologies Japan K.K. (“Huawei”) jointly demonstrated various potential use cases for a 5G network, which provides ultra-high throughput, ultra-low latency transmission, and edge computing, to SoftBank’s business partners.
The demonstration included real-time UHD video transmission using ultra-high throughput, remote control of a robotic arm using ultra-low latency transmission and remote rendering via a GPU server using edge computing. The real-time UHD video transmission demonstrated throughput of over 800 Mbps. Also, the remote control of the robotic arm demonstrated an ultra-low latency one-way transmission of less than 2ms.
SoftBank is planning various experiments to study 5G technologies and is endeavoring to launch 5G commercial services around 2020.
*In edge computing, servers are located near by base stations, i.e. at the edge of an mobile network, with a distributed way. This architecture allows us to realize ultra low latency transmission between the servers and mobile terminals. Also, it is possible to process a huge amount of data gathered by IoT devices to decrease the load of the mobile network.