Samsung, KDDI run multi-device 5G test at a Japanese ballpark using prototype tablets

Samsung, KDDI run multi-device 5G test at a Japanese ballpark using prototype tablets
Samsung and KDDI together ran a successful multi-device test of next-gen 5G connectivity, using prototype tablets supporting the faster network. The test was conducted at Okinawa Cellular Stadium, a ballpark with capacity for 30,000 fans, and the results were announced today. This was the first trial in Japan to test 5G connectivity using 5G tablets. A 4K live video feed was downloaded and streamed simultaneously on these 5G slates using the millimeter wave spectrum.

Equipped with beam-forming technology, Samsung placed 5G access units on the light tower just beyond the left field fence. This provided the seats by home plate, and by first and third base, with 5G coverage. Tablets placed on seats located in those areas were able to stream the aforementioned 4K live video feed over 5G.


The Samsung/KDDI team employed 5G technology using the ultra-high 28GHz spectrum band to show that 5G connectivity can be accessed by a large number of mobile device users inside a stadium, or at music concerts, trade shows and conferences. Samsung says that this test will give 5G "momentum" as it approaches the commercialization stage.

source: Samsung

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3 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Interesting when they will start testing smartphones as well

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Tablets and smartphones are the same thing if they have 5g radios. It’s just size. The test is not the vessel but the radios or system on a chip 5g connection. In that case it’s jjst about puttting them in a phone. The point of testing a phone is pointless. You can say they are testing phones in this artical just big phones

3. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

5G = The beast system

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