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Singtel and key partners have successfully tested an overseas 5G video call with AR

By Wong Chung Wee - on 22 Feb 2019, 11:13am

Singtel and key partners have successfully tested an overseas 5G video call with AR

(Image source: Qualcomm)

Imagine a 5G video enhanced with AR with another person in an overseas location. Singtel, Optus, Ericsson and Oppo have successfully made such a call between Singapore and Australia.

(Image source: Singtel)

Singtel and Optus engineers used Oppo 5G test devices that are equipped with the first generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modems using Ericsson’s 3GPP-compliant 5G networks in both countries. Qualcomm’s 2nd generation 5G modem chip was announced earlier this week.

(Image source: Singtel)

The 5G video call was enhanced with augmented reality (AR) in order to make call an inclusive experience. Examples of consumer use cases will include immersive gaming, virtual tactile shopping and holographic calls.

Mr Allen Lew, CEO, Optus said, “Once again Optus has proven our 5G agility, working collaboratively with our colleagues in Singapore to successfully land a ground-breaking 5G inter-country AR video call. Just last month we achieved another first, with the launch of our plans for our 5G Home Broadband product for Australian consumers and today’s announcement is another step in our commitment to lead 5G delivery in Australia.”

In Singapore, Singtel has been working closely with Ericsson for in building up a 5G ecosystem. In October 2017, they kick-started their concerted efforts with the launch of the 5G Centre of Excellence program. In November last year, a data call was successfully made over Singapore’s first pilot 5G network in one-north. Most recently, Singtel, Ericsson and Singapore Polytechnic launched Singapore’s first live 5G test facility.

(Source: Singtel)

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