Samsung Electronics and KDDI joined forces to organize two new 5G demonstrations, with the first involving the transmission of 4K UHD surveillance video on a train platform and the second testing their 5G functionalities to deploy ultra-fast communications at Maehara Elementary School in Tokyo. Samsung’s 5G products were used to conduct the demonstrations.
In the first demo, Samsung demonstrated effective communications through 4K UHD video using a 28GHz band 5G base station to enhance passenger safety in Tokyo together with Waseda University, Keihin, and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR).
In the second demonstration, 5G was used for the first time in Japan to help students download contents in class using UHD, powered by the infrastructure of new technologies. The two partners worked with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) during this demo.
In the first demonstration, KDDI was responsible for assessing and designing the 5G test environment at the train station, which was provided by Keikyu. Waseda University provided the monitoring system, VR goggles and video evaluation. The demonstration was conducted from 21 November to 21 December, 2018 at the Haneda Airport International Terminal in Ota, Tokyo. During the demonstration, the video files collected from both 4K security cameras and security robots patrolling the station were sent via tablets using 5G. Then, the files were received by the base station to be displayed on the monitor and VR goggles in the monitoring room. Moreover, detecting any suspicious people or objects at the station was all possible through collecting and analysing the received 4K files shown on the server.
The second demonstration was conducted from 21 November to 12 December, 2018 at the gym inside Maehara Elementary School. In order to showcase 5G functionalities, the gym was set up with Samsung’s 5G network using a 28GHz band to enable transmission of UHD videos in a school setting. The demo involved comparing the difference between 5G tablets and Wi-Fi tablets in their ability to download and play back videos. KDDI was responsible for assessing and designing the 5G areas used in the trial and ATR provided the testing infrastructure. During the Samsung and KDDI demonstration, large UHD videos were transmitted without interruption, despite requiring large amounts of bandwidth. This allowed the children to enjoy a seamless connection while engaging with the contents.