du demos 4K video solution

Nokia and du, used Nokia AirScale Radio Access to showcase 360 degree virtual reality (VR) video streaming for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX Technology Week 2016.

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du demos 4K video solution AlBlooshi: du is committed to go beyond connectivity.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2016

Nokia and UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, used Nokia AirScale Radio Access to showcase 360 degree virtual reality (VR) video streaming for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX Technology Week 2016 in Dubai. 3D 360 VR content created with the Nokia OZO VR camera was streamed to head-mounted displays using Nokia 5G-ready network.

Saleem AlBlooshi, EVP, network development and operations, du, says: “Smart cities of tomorrow would require high-speed and low latency connectivity to connect Internet of Things applications. The demonstration of 3D 360 VR video streaming over 5G-ready system provides a glimpse into the future of one such application. It underscores our commitment to go beyond connectivity and speed and providing end-to-end real use cases for 5G. Nokia is our partner for UAE 5G innovation gate (U5GIG) that will enable UAE to participate in the development and standardisation of 5G system.”

Bernard Najm, VP and head of the Middle East Market Unit, Nokia, says: “Nokia AirScale allows operators like du to make the required transformations for future bandwidth-intensive applications.”

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