China successfully transmits 8K TV via 5G networks

China has successfully realized 8K ultra-high-definition content transmission through 5G networks for the first time.

The 8K UHD signals were transmitted from the headquarters of China Media Group in Beijing to display terminals at the venue of the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Shanghai.

The test was carried out by CMG together with China Mobile, China Unicom, Huawei Technologies Co, China Ultra-high-definition Industry Alliance and Sumavision Technology Group.

The quality of the TV signals and low latency of the transmission, which ran at 320Mb per second, were highly spoken of by spectators at the CMG showcase booth set at the MWC 2019 venue.

China has officially rolled out commercial 5G licenses to the nation’s three major telecom carriers — China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom — as well as the State-owned China Broadcasting Network Corp earlier this month.

Jiang Wenbo, a senior executive of CMG, said that the successful test proves that 5G networks, which has the advantage of low-latency, high-bandwidth and high-reliability communications offer excellent technological support to the extensive application of UHD TV.

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