Globe Showcases Potential of Latest 5G Technology with Successful Live Demo
Leading digital solutions platform Globe has successfully tested 5G Standalone technology in various applications, showcasing its huge potential to transform business operations and improve efficiency, performance, and flexibility.
5G Standalone offers a wide range of benefits, including faster download and upload speeds, better connectivity, and the ability to support new and emerging technologies such as the Internet of things (IoT), virtual reality, and augmented reality.
5G Standalone relies exclusively on 5G connectivity, an upgrade to 5G Non-Standalone, which still uses the 4G/LTE network.
In a recent demo, Globe showed how cloud gaming, a virtual reality laboratory, video conferencing, video surveillance and analytics, and remote assistance worked well using 5G Standalone with end-to-end network slicing, which divides the network into separate channels.
Cloud gaming involves storing or hosting a game on the cloud and streaming it on a device. The virtual reality laboratory offers an immersive experience where users can be in a physical and virtual world at the same time.
On the other hand, video conferencing over 5G Standalone allows for live video calls that are captured, transmitted, and delivered using ultra-high-definition resolution.
Meanwhile, video surveillance analytics leverages existing video surveillance infrastructure to provide enhanced security, automate access control, and collect data on customer behavior.
Finally, remote assistance lets businesses collaborate and provide guidance in real-time across different locations using augmented reality technology.
"Experiencing 5G will be the new wave of communication as it maximizes the power of digital solutions and enables applications straight from the palm of your hands," said Gerhard Tan, Director and Head of Network Strategy and Technology Enablement at Globe. "This brings differentiated services that are tailor-fit to customer needs."
5G Standalone also introduces the concept of network slicing, which allows the network to virtually divide itself into multiple logical networks that run on top of a shared physical network infrastructure. It enables Globe to dedicate resources to specific "slices" of the network to ensure the quality, security, reliability, and performance of specific services or use cases.
During the testing, Globe configured four network slices end to end with dedicated quality of service and bandwidth allocation. It also completed testing and validation of the configured bandwidth, with speed test results of up to 200 Mbps for downloads and 100 Mbps for uploads on one specific slice.
The successful demonstration of 5G Standalone with network slicing highlights the company's commitment to driving innovation and providing new and improved services to its customers. The technology also opens up new opportunities for businesses across a range of industries, as it enables Globe to provide products and services that are tailored to specific demands.