5G makes reliable ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K and 8K video possible by delivering faster downloading and lower latency. For optimal performance and cost-efficiency, UHD video services are activated through 5G edge computing. This brings intelligent services closer to the user or data source for high-quality videoconferencing and livestreaming and promotes the development of new use cases for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), machine translation, and more.
Organizations can take advantage of UHD video for more productive virtual meetings with engaging product demonstrations and walk-throughs complemented with real-time translation services and new collaboration tools. UHD video can also make staff training and teambuilding sessions more effective and interactive. Businesses can create digital videos that benefit customer service, which is more convenient and easier to reach out new audiences.
There is also great potential for use in the public sector, which could leverage 5G UHD video to improve efficiency and outcomes in healthcare and education.
Seamless 4K UHD videoconferencing immerses the audience in an environment where more natural and authentic communication can take place.
With mobile UHD videoconference terminals and a cloud platform, different venues can be interconnected for high-quality, secure communications and ease of access. Operators can harness 5G network slicing to offer private conference channels to ensure security and reliability. They can also roll out smart applications from artificial intelligence (AI) for new services.
These next-generation services include real-time bilingual subtitles and conference recording with AI voice recognition. AI visual identification based on facial and behavioral recognition can also be used to enable people on a video call to interact through an animated avatar or reference photograph.
UHD Video Livestreaming
5G UHD live video broadcasting is effective for remote training, education and hybrid events to facilitate remote attendance at in-person live events.
The high bitrate and ultra-low latency of 5G meets data-streaming requirements of 4K/8K UHD and VR live broadcasts to deliver exceptional image quality with no interruptions or lag. With this technology organizations can also customize livestreams with interactive elements like questionnaires and onsite polling as well as advertising and promotional elements.
In addition, smart content management solutions allow live-broadcast administrators to track key metrics and automate content monitoring. It is possible to generate post-event reports automatically that analyze live and on-demand viewer numbers, attendance duration, viewer engagement, etc., including the devices that viewers are using and their geographical locations.
5G New Calling
The key to achieving interactive and immersive future UHD use cases is a new service called 5G New Calling. Revolutionizing audio and video communications, 5G New Calling is delivered via VoNR (Voice over New Radio) on stand-alone network architecture. It is already being piloted by China Mobile and Huawei in multiple commercial projects in urban areas across China.
With the aim to take call communication to the next level, partners recently released the 5G New Calling Technical White Paper. It provides technical guidance and a clear roadmap for telecom operators and equipment and handset manufactures around the world to encourage the development of new 5G products, solutions and technical standards on VoNR.