The two partners trialled the use of 5G technology to improve security on train platforms and deploy ultra-fast communications at schools

Samsung Electronics and Japanese telco KDDI have carried out two new 5G demonstrations, with the first involving the transmission of 4K ultra-high-definition surveillance video on a train platform and the second testing their 5G functionalities to deploy ultra-fast communications at an elementary school in Tokyo.

In the first demonstration, Samsung Electronics and KDDI completed a 5G test with real-time transmission of 4K UHD surveillance video on a train platform. The test allowed Samsung to demonstrate effective communications through 4K UHD video using a 28 GHz band 5G base station to enhance passenger safety in Tokyo.

The demonstration was conducted from November 21 to December 21, 2018 at the Haneda Airport International Terminal in Ota, Tokyo. Samsung’s 5G solutions were used to conduct the demonstration. KDDI was responsible for assessing and designing the 5G test environment at the train station.

“There was a specific need with this project to provide high quality video in a way that was robust enough to be relied upon on a busy transport network in Tokyo,” said Yoshiaki Uchida, EVP and a member of the board at KDDI. “It was therefore imperative that we work with Samsung, a company we have an existing 5G relationship with, as well as other trusted partners to deliver a solution that will help the train system provide a better service in the 5G era.”

During the demo, the video files collected from both 4K security cameras and security robots patrolling the station were sent via tablets using 5G. Then, the files were received by the base station to be displayed on the monitor and virtual reality goggles in the monitoring room. Moreover, detecting any suspicious people or objects at the station was all possible through collecting and analyzing the received 4K files shown on the server, Samsung said.

In the second demonstration, Samsung Electronics and KDDI used 5G to help students download content in class using UHD.

The demonstration was conducted at the gym inside Maehara Elementary School. In order to showcase 5G capabilities, the gym was set up with Samsung’s 5G network using the 28 GHz band to enable transmission of UHD videos in a school setting.

During the Samsung and KDDI demonstration, large UHD videos were transmitted without interruption, despite requiring large amounts of bandwidth.

“We have been able to successfully demonstrate how 5G can reshape the future of education in Japan and beyond by building a live environment to showcase the concept,” said Yoshiaki Uchida of KDDI. “Together with Samsung, our long-term partner in this space, we are delivering solutions that will enable innovative academic experiences in the classroom and support young people’s immersive learning for years to come.”


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