Huawei powers China Mobile’s new cloud VR service in Fujian

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China Mobile Fujian (a.k.a. Fujian Mobile) has launched a ‘cloud VR’ service that entailed upgrading its fiber broadband service from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps – and Huawei says it helped with all of that.

Fujian Mobile has established a set of VR technologies and service systems covering platforms, networks, terminals, and content, enabling it to launch its ‘AND’ Cloud VR video service for home users. The service offers VR live broadcast, VR video on-demand, VR Imax, VR games, and VR education so users can immerse themselves in concerts, sports events, blockbuster movies, and educational courses.

AND Cloud VR leverages the computing power offered by cloud GPU rendering and a cloud-based server architecture. Huawei says the technologies ensure stable transmission of video streams and a high precision image display while reducing requirements on the hardware computing capability of VR head-mounted displays (HMDs). This reduces VR hardware costs by 70% to 80% and the technology is cable free.

Fujian Mobile has constructed a new high-quality communication networks to support the service. Available bandwidths are 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps.

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