2 March 2017, Barcelona, Spain – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced the official release of its end to end (E2E) virtual reality (VR) live solution at Mobile World Congress 2017. Hosted by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) in Barcelona, Spain, MWC is the world’s most influential annual communications exhibition.
With the overall development of broadband and 4G/5G, the big video industry is in a period of rapid development, and VR is one of its flagship technologies. With almost 20 years of experience in the video field and continuous research into cutting-edge big video technology, ZTE officially released its E2E VR live solution, including 4 key components: VR content capture, elastic networks, a premium video platform and VR software development kits (SDK)/set-top box (STB).
At MWC, ZTE demonstrated its low-latency 2K P30 VR broadcast service based on wireless networks and wired networks, with 360-degree panorama video and mobile capture video, presented to visiting customers via VR terminals, VR mobile phone applications and STBs. The VR live solution shortens the delay to less than 2 seconds, and the new VR EPG6.0 also gives users the ultimate interactive experience.
The low-latency VR multicast solution effectively reduces the access network pressure and greatly reduces capital expenditure, and just-in-time packaging and transcoding technology ensures efficient content distribution and VR live quality. The content delivery network (CDN) supports large concurrency processing, ensuring a stable VR live experience. Fast and flexible dedicated orchestrating and a low-latency, high-bandwidth network ensures VR live stability, according to VR live requirements,
ZTE’s E2E VR live solution is now commercially available. The application scenarios are extensive and include live entertainment, VR education, VR medication and VR shopping, bringing a revolutionary video experience to users.
ZTE’s E2E VR SDK/STB solution delivers an enhanced viewing experience to homes around the world. Integrating VR decoding ability, ZTE HC100 is an advanced STB, which integrates the industry-leading super 4-core CPU and 5-core GPU to realize VR Live & VOD stream decoding and provide users with an excellent VR video experience. ZTE’s big video market share continues to lead and, as of now, has more than 90 commercial cases with a system capacity of 80 million users, as well as over 100 CDN commercial cases, with a total concurrent capacity of more than 100Tbps. With 6 million users, Jiangsu Telecom is the world’s largest single provider of Internet Protocol television (IPTV)/over-the-top (OTT). As VR technology continues to develop, ZTE will continue to expand more applications and business models in the field of VR, to provide users with a more vivid visual experience.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.