5G Trial Sees 8K Video Download on Fast-Moving Train

“In a statement, executives from both companies framed the trial as a demonstration of the transformative potential of 5G technology, and affirmed that they will continue working together on such efforts.”

Samsung and Japanese telecom KDDI have brought 5G technology to the railway in their latest real-world trial. The companies have announced that they were able to reach a data transmission speed of 1.7 Gbps on a train moving over 100 km/hour.5G Trial Sees 8K Video Download on Fast-Moving Train

The test was conducted on a 1.5km stretch of track in the city of Saitama, and revolved around Samsung’s 5G technology, including a CPE router, a 5G radio, and a virtualized radio access network and core. The test saw the upload of 4K video from a train-mounted camera, and the download of 8K video while the train was in transit.

In a statement, executives from both companies framed the trial as a demonstration of the transformative potential of 5G technology, and affirmed that they will continue working together on such efforts. KDDI Senior Managing Executive Officer Yoshiaki Uchida added that his firm aims “to launch 5G by 2020”.

The announcement comes soon after Toyota, Ericsson, Intel, and another Japanese telecom, NTT DOCOMO, announced a successful trial of 5G technology in a car, which was able to stream 4K video while moving at a speed of 30 km/hour.