Samsung and SK Telecom have successfully tested a live-stream conducted inside of a racing car by using 5G mmWave solutions, the companies have announced.
The two companies tested live-streaming videos that were recorded inside a car that moved at 130 miles, or 210 kilometres, per hour. The live-stream reached download speeds of 1Gbps using 200MHz bandwidth of 28GHz spectrum.
The test was conducted at the Korea International Circuit, the country's F1 racing track, at Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, with multiple 5G mmWave basestations installed around the track. A video of the test has been posted on YouTube.
Multiple views of the car were streamed and broadcast through SK Telecom's broadcasting solution.
Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G smartphones were attached to the cars for the trial, in which the two companies tested live download and upload speeds, as well as handovers between them and the 5G cell sites on the track.
The next goal will be to reach 4Gbps, SK Telecom said.
The trial opens up possibility for racing fans to get a seamless view of driver's perspective through built-in cameras in the cockpits of cars.
Samsung and SK Telecom previously collaborated closely on applying 5G at 28GHz spectrum, with the two companies first succeeding in handover between 5G mmWave base stations back in 2016.
They also successfully tested the interoperability of a 5G standalone core and commercial network in July which is expected to be rolled out in December around South Korea.
mmWave base stations supplied by Samsung were deployed in the US at the start of this year, while South Korea plans to deploy them later this year at the earliest.
SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, and Cisco will collaborate to develop and launch 5G-based smart office services.
SK Telecom and Seoul metropolitan government will install 5G-enabled ADAS on 1,700 buses and taxis to develop a real-time HD map in preparation for autonomous vehicles.
SK Telecom and the Korea Military Academy will develop 5G-based training programs for soldiers, such as VR shooting simulations akin to those seen in the movie Ready Player One.
SK Telecom has signed a series of MOUs to partner on smart cities, smart hospitals, smart offices, and self-driving infrastructure backed by its 5G mobile network in Korea.