Du has demonstrated 5G capabilities through a virtual reality (VR) game at GITEX Technology Week 2018 in Dubai – in partnership with Nokia.
Visitors at the technology event have experienced the high speed and low latency of 5G through a football-related VR game.
The demo showcased the difference in data throughput and latency of a 5G network in comparison with a 4G network.
A user wearing VR goggles gets to take a penalty against a virtual football goalkeeper. In 4G mode – with higher latency – the shot is slower and thus easier for the keeper to catch the ball. When the mode is switched to faster 5G with lower latency, the user can score.
Du has already tapped Nokia to introduce 5G use cases to customers.
“As a technology pioneer, we collaborated with Nokia to introduce a range of entertaining and productive 5G use cases such as virtual reality,” Saleem AlBlooshi, chief infrastructure officer of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said.