Singtel, Optus complete AR 5G video call between Singapore and Australia

25 Feb 2019

Claiming a ‘world first’, Singapore’s Singtel, Aussie subsidiary Optus and Ericsson of Sweden have completed an Augmented Reality (AR) 5G video call between Singapore and Australia. Using Chinese smartphone maker OPPO’s 5G test devices equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modems, engineers for both telcos tested AR on a real-time 5G video call using Ericsson’s networks, the firms have confirmed. The new 5G technology is expected to bring forward a ‘more inclusive form of communication whilst also opening up new possibilities for enterprises, ranging from mobile collaboration between experts in different locations, on-the-job training to remote assistance’. The new network is expected to allow users to surf at speeds that are up to 100 times faster than on 4G networks, while the increased capacity and speeds offered by 5G networks will support industrial applications such as driverless cars and smart appliances that require a constant connection.

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