Rostelecom and Ericsson have launched a 5G trial network at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia – one of the largest art museums in the world.
The project was led by Rostelecom and Ericsson which supplied a full range of technical solutions and expertise during the implementation and integration phases.
As part of the launch, two new 5G use cases were demonstrated using a mix of virtual reality, haptic technology, and robotics.
In the one case, an object of art was restored with the help of a remote-controlled robotic arm. The high bit rate, low-latency characteristics of 5G enable art masters with rare expertise to conduct restoration work with a high degree of accuracy – from anywhere in the world.
In another use case, the partners demonstrated the possibilities of 5G for remote learning. As part of this, an art master used a remote-controlled robotic arm to show students precision techniques for restoring works of art. Both demonstrations used 4K video stream transmitted to VR glasses to create an effect of presence for both master and students.
The demonstrations were carried out on Rostelecom’s 5G test network deployed in 3500 MHz frequency band.