Nokia today collaborated with TPG Telecom and MediaTek to develop Nokia’s cutting-edge 5G uplink Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology, TPG Telecom’s commercial 5G network and MediaTek’s 5G mobile chipset technology. The demonstration, which highlights how CA technology can transform the viewing experience for TV, movies and sports, was held at Nokia’s 5G Futures Lab in Sydney, Australia.
Nokia’s CA technology combines two or more sub-6 GHz frequency bands to deliver optimized 5G uplink speeds, enabling real-time transmission of high-quality 360-degree video. The demo leveraged solutions from Nokia’s latest energy efficient AirScale portfolio, including baseband, massive MIMO and remote radio head products powered by the ReefShark chipset. MediaTek provided a 5G mobile platform with the MediaTek M80 5G modem embedded in the Dimensity SoC series. This demo used uplink carrier aggregation technology to combine a 15 MHz carrier (n28) in the 700 MHz band with a 90 MHz carrier (n78) in the 3.6 GHz band to achieve a peak uplink throughput of 159 Mbps .
During the demonstration, Nokia’s Head of Trends and Innovation Scouting, Leslie Shannon, spoke about the future of the Metaverse. In his talk, he explained how his 360-degree video streamed live over 5G is a key component of some industrial metaverse experiences. This allows workers, for example, to view a remote location via a VR headset while remotely controlling a robot at that location performing potentially dangerous tasks. Handling explosives, etc.
According to the “The Metaverse at Work” survey, an overwhelming 96% of respondents recognize the potential of an industrial metaverse that mixes physical and virtual use cases. They believe the Metaverse will bring even more innovative capabilities to accelerate the adoption, adoption and monetization of Industry 4.0 in business.
David Yeo, General Manager, Wireless Access Networks, TPG Telecom
It is an excellent demonstration of the immersive and innovative capabilities that TPG Telecom’s state-of-the-art 5G network can offer both consumers and businesses. We look forward to future collaborations with Nokia and MediaTek. We look forward to working with you to unlock new worlds of content and possibilities.
Andrew Cope, Head of Oceania, Nokia
Working with TPG Telecom and MediaTek on this exciting project showcases 360-degree video streaming, a key component of the Metaverse. Leveraging Nokia’s two component carrier 5G uplink carrier aggregation technology, this breakthrough technology is essential for the immersive future needed to take industrial digitalization to the next level. Head of Trends and Innovation Scouting at Nokia and author of “Interconnected Realities” Leslie Shannon is the subject of this broadcast, highlighting the importance of his 5G 2CC in realizing the transformative potential of the Metaverse I am honored to do so.
HC Hwang, General Manager, Wireless Communications Systems and Partnerships, MediaTek
A 360-degree video broadcast demonstrates the versatile capabilities of MediaTek’s industry-leading M80 5G modem. Working with Nokia has shown clear advantages for another real-world application leveraging key 5G technologies such as uplink carrier aggregation. We are realizing our vision of growing the 5G ecosystem by continuously enhancing its 5G capacity and performance with features that add value to consumers of smartphones and mobile broadband 5G devices. .