China Mobile has partnered with Huawei and Baidu to showcase the SA-based 5G Vertical LAN technology. The service provides an 8K video conferencing system, for enterprise office cloudification. It also enables partners to provide a customized 5G vertical LAN on which enterprise terminals and enterprise clouds coexist, Huawei said.
At the Beijing summit, 8K live videos were collected, processed, and broadcast through the 5G SA architecture. These videos were also recorded with 8K cameras in real time, and sent back to the 5G SA core network through 5G gNodeBs established by China Mobile in Beijing. After being quickly encoded and decoded by Baidu servers on the same network segment, the videos were sent back to the conference hotel for the 8K live video broadcast. The 5G network uses the 5G Vertical LAN technology to build a dedicated LAN where cameras, networks, and Baidu cloud servers are co-deployed.
For this showcase, Huawei implemented the 5G Vertical LAN technology through the 3GPP-defined 5G SA network and core network function upgrades. Baidu applies this technology for flexible configuration and remote management of 8K cameras within a 5G vertical LAN.