Home / IT / Telecom / Tech/ Innovative 5G applications reveal new experiences at Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day

Innovative 5G applications reveal new experiences at Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00



The fifth Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day was held in Chengdu yesterday. At the event, Huawei and partners showcased a variety of innovative industry applications to demonstrate the infinite potential of 5G commercial applications, such as 5G+ virtual reality (VR), 5G+ 8K videos, 5G+ drones, 5G telemedicine, and a 5G connected ambulance.

Enhancing consumer experience and empowering industrial digitisation are the main goals of 5G deployment. 5G+ VR: At the Panda Sanctuary several kilometres away, 360-degree VR panoramic cameras broadcast the pandas’ movements from within the enclosure live over the 5G network to delegates wearing VR headsets. While wearing the headsets, participants enjoyed an immersive experience inside the enclosure with the adorable pandas.

5G+8K videos: Supported by 5G networks, the 8K screen displayed live UltraHD (UHD) videos of performances in real time, meaning participants could enjoy these performances with clearer images and details.

Enabled by ultra-high speed 5G networks, these innovative applications caught the eyes of visitors from many countries and regions in Asia Pacific. Taking 8K video as an example, its resolution is up to 7680×4320; four times higher than 4K video. It requires a backhaul upstream bandwidth of at least 100 Mbit/s, which only 5G networks can provide. 

Since 5G networks have greater coverage, 8K live streaming will be possible whenever and wherever you want it, at a lower cost and higher efficiency. In the future, 5G will be further integrated with VR, 8K live streaming, and other services. This will facilitate more innovative applications in areas such as telemedicine and live broadcasting, which will accelerate the development of digital economy.

5G will enable more applications in various industries, greatly improving efficiency and reducing cost. As shown at the event, 5G networks will serve as the foundation of a comprehensive emergency medical aid system consisting of connected ambulances and AI-supported applications like AR, VR, and drones. When a patient boards a 5G-connected ambulance, the doctor can use the in-vehicle medical equipment to complete medical examinations like a blood test, ECG test, or a B-mode scan. 

At the same time, related information, such as scan images, medical signs, and medical records of the wounded can be sent to hospitals in real time, so that doctors can make emergency treatment plans and prepare for operations in a timely manner. This will save more time for rescuing the wounded and increasing the rate of treatment success.

In addition to the applications shown at the event, visitors also experienced other innovative applications powered by 5G networks outside the venue. These applications included a demo truck of multi-dimensional 5G networks in the Southern Zone of the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, 5G buses in the Chengdu Second Ring Road, and telemedicine of the number three People’s Hospital of Chengdu. In these scenarios, people experienced the high speed of 5G networks and applications like 5G-enabled VR and UHD videos on the move.

5G is on. The commercial use of 5G networks will bring new experiences to consumers, enable industrial digitisation, facilitate innovation in industrial applications, and create greater social and economic value.

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm

Columnists More