Nokia, TPG Telecom and MediaTek have teamed up to give you a glimpse into the future of the Metaverse through a groundbreaking 360-degree live video broadcast. This revolutionary experience is made possible by Nokia’s advanced 5G uplink Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology, TPG Telecom’s commercial 5G network and MediaTek’s 5G mobile chipset technology. This impressive demonstration took place at Nokia’s 5G Futures Lab in Sydney, Australia.
Nokia’s CA technology combines multiple sub-6 GHz frequency bands, resulting in optimized 5G uplink speeds and enabling real-time transmission of high-quality 360-degree video. The live demo utilized solutions from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio, including baseband, massive MIMO and remote radio head products powered by the ReefShark chipset, known for its energy efficiency.
MediaTek has delivered a 5G mobile platform featuring the MediaTek M80 5G modem integrated into the Dimensity SoC series. The showcase used a unique combination of a 15 MHz carrier (n28) in the 700 MHz band and a 90 MHz carrier (n78) in the 3.6 GHz band with Uplink Carrier Aggregation Technology. This gave us an impressive peak uplink throughput of 159 Mbps.
The capabilities of 360-degree video live streaming over 5G in industrial metaverse scenarios were highlighted by Leslie Shannon, Head of Trends and Innovation Scouting at Nokia. The technology allows workers to engage remotely and control robots that perform dangerous tasks at remote locations, all viewed through virtual reality headsets.
The survey, entitled “The Metaverse at Work,” revealed that 96% of respondents recognized the potential of the industrial metaverse to converge physical and virtual applications. The Metaverse is expected to bring innovative capabilities and accelerate the deployment, adoption and monetization of Industry 4.0 concepts for enterprises.
David Yeo, General Manager of Wireless Access Networks at TPG Telecom, expressed excitement about the immersive capabilities demonstrated in the broadcast. He stressed the potential benefits for both consumers and businesses, and looks forward to further cooperation with Nokia and MediaTek to bring new content and opportunities to their customers.
Andrew Cope, Nokia’s head of Oceania, said 360-degree video streaming represents a key component of the evolution of the metaverse, highlighting the importance of collaboration. He hailed Nokia’s 5G uplink his carrier his aggregation technology as having transformative potential to propel the digitization of industries to unprecedented heights.
HC Hwang, General Manager of Wireless Communications Systems and Partnerships at MediaTek, praised the versatility of the MediaTek M80 5G modem, which played a pivotal role in enabling 360-degree video broadcasting. He highlighted the practical application of his Aggregation to Uplink his carrier and expressed his MediaTek commitment to boosting 5G capacity and performance for a wide range of consumer devices.