China Unicom Optimizes Mobile Gaming Experience using Huawei's Low-Latency LTE Technology

China Unicom Optimizes Mobile Gaming Experience using Huawei's Low-Latency LTE Technology Image Credit: Huawei

China Unicom Shandong and Huawei launched China's first low-latency trial project for mobile gaming in Jinan, with the latest LTE low-latency solution put into use.

Huawei claims a decrease in latency for mobile gaming by up to 50% was achieved in the trial, which solves the problem of frame freezing and delay in hot spot locations.

China Unicom Shandong is constantly dedicated to improving user experience through continuous innovation in LTE technology. The partnership with Huawei is an initiative designed to optimize the overall mobile gaming experience as it has become the third mainstream mobile service following voice and video. 

During peak hours when the number of online mobile gamers significantly increases, the average gaming latency exceeded 180 ms, which caused frame freezing and delay, said Huawei.

Against this backdrop, China Unicom Shandong partnered with Huawei to enable the advanced scheduling and acceleration solution for the LTE air interface. This solution improves scheduling priority for mobile games and flexibly configures power-saving sleep periods to cut the service scheduling wait time and retransmission latency. After this solution takes effect, the average gaming latency of assured users is reduced by a maximum of 50% (from 180 ms to 90 ms), claims Huawei.

Chen Chuanfei, VP of Huawei LTE Product Line
We will strengthen our cooperation with China Unicom Shandong in pursuing more innovative low-latency solutions in order to deliver an optimal user experience. It is hoped that together we can realize the healthy development of the low-latency industry chain, including the network, terminals, and chips.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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