Verizon, KT Team Up to Showcase World's First 5G Hologram Call
The largest mobile operator in the US, Verizon and South Korea's number two operator KT have teamed up on Monday to carry out what they called the world's first live hologram international call over their 5G trial networks, The Korea Herald reports.
The demonstration marks the world’s first successful end-to-end 5G network interworking, said the companies. At the same time KT's CEO Hwang Chang-gyu met Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, to discuss the two companies partnering up on specific services.
“The collaboration under the current partnership of Verizon and KT has been very productive as shown by the demos we have seen today,” McAdam said. “We will continue to work together to lead the global 5G business by developing innovative technologies and services.”
The hologram demonstration took place at KT's headquarters, where an employee of KT talked to a Verizon employee who appeared as a hologram image on a monitor.