Huawei completes Cloud VR POC test on 5G trial networks

Friday 2 March 2018 | 09:10 CET | News

Huawei said it finished the Cloud virtual reality (VR) POC verification on 5G trial networks and announced the formation of a Computer Graphics (CG) Cloud VR/AR Special Interest Group (SIG) at a VR roundtable during the 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC). In related news, Huawei and NetEase jointly completed a latency test at Huawei Lab for online games that use the latest low-latency platform. The platform includes key technologies complying with 3GPP Release 15, such as Short TTI. Huawei also released a complete range of full-scenario 5G wireless products at MWC.

The newly created SIG is the fourth in a series of SIGs by X Labs, with the previous groups focusing on Digital Sky, Wireless eHealth, and Connected Factory. SIG members will work closely together to research and promote the commercial application of VR and AR services intended for 5G eMBB scenarios.

CG Cloud VR is a key element in bringing VR applications to people's daily lives. Wireless X Labs and its partners aim to boost user experience and ensure VR services are available for more continuous innovation. During MWC 2018, Wireless X Labs announced that it had finished the verification of CG Cloud VR services using 5G trial networks, and the next step involves encouraging commercial application of this technology.

The roundtable gathered expert representatives from AMD, HTC, IBM, Microsoft, Huawei Cloud, Unity Technologies, TPCast, Noitom, Immersive Robotics, NGCodec, Sennheiser, Texel, Tsunami VR, and other initial SIG members to engage in extensive discussions. The members decided upon the focuses of SIG's future cooperation. These include low-latency video encoding and decoding technologies, low-latency GPU rendering cloud, 5G Cloud VR HMD, and Cloud VR innovative applications and platforms. The members also agreed to extend future research into the field of AR. SIG adheres to the ideal of open cooperation, and welcomes the participation of all parties and cooperative organisations throughout the industry chain.

Huawei said 2018 will witness the deployment of 5G pre-commercial networks around the globe. SIG will work with partners to carry out field tests and promote the development of the new ecosystem for 5G applications.

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