Samsung, Cisco and Orange demonstrate 5G drone

Samsung Electronics, Cisco and Orange unveiled today two promising industrial 5G applications – a drone and an industrial robot, at the MWC19 in Barcelona.

A drone carrying a very low latency, high-quality video system is piloted from the Orange booth at the Fira de Barcelona. The drone, which is located outdoors at an Orange datacenter, carries a 5G router (CPE) that is used to transfer commands to the drone and transmit a high-quality video feed with low latency.

Samsung used its 5G solutions including virtualized RAN, one of the smallest 5G access units, multiple indoor and outdoor 5G routers, and 5G tablets. Cisco’s Ultra Gateway Platform delivers a 5G virtual packet core on top of Cisco NFV Infrastructure that brings enhanced throughput and flexibility.

Leveraging the wide bandwidth available at mmWave bands, like 26 GHz, and advanced antenna technologies like massive MIMO and beamforming, the companies were able to achieve mobility, a very low end-to-end latency, and high capacity enabling the transfer of high-quality video feeds.

Monica Sala, Chief Technical and Information Officer at Orange Spain said, “We can now better understand the way in which this technology works in real industrial environments. This is a major step in driving forward the development of 5G.”

GY Seo, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics said, “By leveraging our commercially-proven 5G solutions, we will continue collaborating with global partners to accelerate real-world use cases powered by 5G, ultimately impacting our everyday lives.”

Kishen Mangat, Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Mobility, Cisco said, “Showcasing our drone and robot here at Mobile World Congress demonstrates the impact 5G can have when paired with virtualization and automation technology to help businesses maximize resources.”


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