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NEC 8K over 5G trial success

July 16, 2019

IT and network technology specialist NEC Corporation has confirmed the successful transmission of live 8K video using 5G at the recent French Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland-Garros.

This demonstration was carried out in cooperation with France’s largest television station, France Télévisions, and 8K broadcasting equipment manufacturers.

In this demonstration, NEC’s VC-8900 8K material transmission encoder, which utilises real-time video compression technologies, was used to transmit high-definition live 8K video of the tournament to 8K video monitors and 5G smartphones and tablets at a location within the tournament’s venue.

“Building on the success of this initiative, NEC will further promote the realisation and expansion of next-generation broadcasting services using high-definition video in 2020 and beyond,” said Takeshi Inoue, General Manager, Broadcast and Media Division, NEC Corporation.

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