FIRST REGIONAL VR CLOUD PLATFORM IN THE WORKS
HUAWEI, TPCAST COLLABORATION WILL BE ENABLED BY THE EMERGING 5G BROADBAND ECOSYSTEM
Huawei and TPCAST, who introduced the world’s first commercial wireless virtual reality (VR) solution, will cooperate on exploring a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. The two companies signed a MoU during Huawei Innovation day on 15 October 2018, at GITEX, in Dubai.
The collaboration will be enabled by the emerging 5G broadband digital ecosystem. Huawei will provide users with multiple gigabit speeds, thus enhancing gaming and video streaming capabilities.
Huawei will provide its Cloud video and VR platform which allows video content to be accessed, managed, and operated efficiently, along with high specification Set-Top-Boxes (STBs). TPCAST will provide ultra-low latency codec, a VR back-end control protocol, as well as multi-user wireless VR central management. Both parties will share their global and local ecosystem partner resources to open market exploration in Middle East.
“Within the 5G platform, the Huawei-TPCAST collaboration will also broaden the opportunities within both VR and augmented reality (AR),” said Reiner Pes, General Manager - EMEA, TPCAST. “Our codec technologies will be a key factor for both accelerating the development and launching these opportunities to the market.”
Mr. Wang Su, Vice President of Marketing Huawei Middle East added, “This collaboration with TPCAST will help us to support the introduction of 5G-based cloud VR use case to the market. Huawei’s E2E 5G low latency solution and TPCAST’s codec technology will together offer an enhanced experience of VR services.”
Huawei and TPCAST