Samsung Electronics and KDDI have successfully completed a 5G test with real time transmission of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) surveillance video on a train platform, the first in Japan, the company said on Jan. 10.
Together with Waseda University, Keihin Corporation, and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Samsung demonstrated effective communications through 4K UHD video using a 28GHz band 5G base station to enhance passenger safety in Tokyo.
The demonstration was conducted from November 21 to December 21, 2018 at the Haneda Airport International Terminal in Ota, Tokyo. As the number of incoming visitors is steadily increasing, Samsung and KDDI have been working on the real-world scenario, powered by 5G, to make their travels safer and more convenient.
“There was a specific need with this project to provide high quality video in a way that was robust enough to be relied upon on a busy transport network in Tokyo,” said Yoshiaki Uchida, member of the Board, Executive Vice President at KDDI. “It was therefore imperative that we work with Samsung, a company we have an existing 5G relationship with, as well as other trusted partners to deliver a solution that will help the train system provide a better service in the 5G era.”
“When dealing with security solutions, there is little room for error, so we had to build a service that made the best use of the high speeds offered by 5G,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Through our collaboration with KDDI, we showcased the potential for 5G technology to offer levels of quality and security that were previously unthinkable.”