The 5G network will be a true technological revolution of the 21st century. In the end, we will be able to share our photos and movies in 4K quality through the global network. Until now it was time consuming and troublesome.
The new generation network standard will also allow for the further development of traditional television and online streaming services, where we can often watch live reports from various important events. Vodafone and the Portuguese public broadcaster TVI have jointly decided to use these benefits in a practical way. I must admit that they did it phenomenally.
The effect of 7 weeks of hard work of 70 specialists has become the first ever holographic live broadcast carried out by the 5G network for the Jornal das 8 program. During its duration, the image of José Alberto Carvalho, from a studio in HD quality at 60 frames per second, was sent to the stage of the Vodafone Paredes de Coura Festival, which was 400 kilometers away from the studio.
Specialists from Vodafone used the AIR 6488 5G system from Ericsson during this event slick tricks. The image rendering delay was only 10 milliseconds, so you could easily communicate in both directions. Although holographic technology is not new, it always makes a huge impression.
In the future, holographic live broadcasts in 4K or 6K quality and at 120 frames per second will be possible, then such technologies will become practical and will greatly diversify e.g. live programs published on television or the Internet.