Zain SA, Nokia Demo 5G-enabled VR Advanced Use Case

Zain SA, Nokia Demo 5G-enabled VR Advanced Use Case Image Credit: dolgachov/Bigstockphoto.com

Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia successfully demonstrated a 5G-enabled VR (Virtual Reality) advanced use case in Mashaer area and the Holy Mosque area in Makkah. This technology allows visitors to experience Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia remotely, as if they are present on site.

As part of the demonstration, high-resolution 360-degree video feeds are transmitted to room-size displays enabling the viewers to be immersed in the experience. Zain’s 5G network is used to send the video feeds from cameras deployed in multiple locations in Makkah to cover the whole Hajj events in real time, utilizing the extreme mobile broadband capability for the content delivery and the low latency for the real-time camera control.

Eng. Sultan Abdulaziz AlDeghaither, CEO, Zain Soudi Arabia
This use case will allow them to have immersive remote view of locations they have to visit such as the holy mosque to choose the best time and avoid crowds. 

Ali Jitawi, Head of the Zain Customer Business Team, Nokia
The successful demo of this 5G-enabled use case is crucial and establishes that Zain’s network is now ready to provide innovative use cases which demand extremely low latency and ultra-high-speed.

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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