Pair deliver extreme mobile data capacity and real time video at major Shanghai motor race
Nokia, China Mobile Group Shanghai and China Mobile Communication Research Institute, have delivered an immersive ultra-low latency, high capacity mobile video experience to the spectators at a major motor race in Shanghai using Nokia technology. The technology combines mobile edge computing with a ultra-dense heterogeneous network (HetNet) infrastructure.
High traffic events present huge challenges to mobile operators as tens of thousands of people connect simultaneously to the network to access social media sites, watch videos and share their experiences. For this event, Nokia deployed its zone applications using a mobile edge computing-enabled LTE network.
China Mobile used Nokia’s leading Flexi Zone small cells and cloud-based AirScale Wi-Fi to deliver the speeds and latency required to meet subscribers’ demands.
Using edge video orchestration over the mobile edge computing platforms, spectators could access a selection of live video feeds on their mobile devices with close to zero latency. Video feeds from different angles of the race, including from a driver’s cockpit, gave spectators the unique opportunity to tailor their view and become immersed in the race in real time.
Nokia’s zone applications combines mobile edge computing with high capacity small cell based networks to allow operators to lower the costs of supporting mass events while offering a unique, tailored and outstanding quality mobile data experience.
Nokia’s Flexi Zone Controller reduced the complexity of the dense small cell network to control interference, manage mobility and reduce signalling load on the core network, while its AirScale Wi-Fi combines gigabit wireless performance and deployment simplicity to allow mobile operators to seamlessly integrate Wi-Fi with their existing networks and dramatically improve the customer experience.
Also, Nokia Services for HetNets allows operators to deliver the best performance from their dense macro and small cell networks.
Meng Xin, deputy GM at Shanghai Mobile’s Optimisation Centre, said: “As a global innovation leader we always strive to deliver the highest quality services to our customers. We set high expectations with a superb mobile data experience at the event in 2015 and we are pleased to work with Nokia again this year with ultra-high capacity small cells network offering our subscribers a unique real time video experience.”
Mark Atkinson, head of small cells and Wi-Fi business line at Nokia, said: “Today’s connected consumer expects high quality mobile data service everywhere, not least in a very densely packed stadium. It is testament to our local services expertise and the strength of Nokia’s leading technology that we could exceed the expectations we set during last year’s event, combining an ultra-dense small cell network with mobile edge computing to transform the digital experience for thousands of spectators.”