12 July 2019, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, and Slovakian Mobile Operator SWAN Mobile have jointly conducted the country’s first 5G video call in a major breakthrough for 5G commercialization.
SWAN Mobile and ZTE showcased a variety of industry applications based on 5G in front of reporters and invited guests. The demos were run on a 5G network based on 3GPP R15, using ZTE’s 5G end-to-end solution which consists of wireless access and core network technologies, as well as 5G mobile phones. During the demo, SWAN Mobile’s CTO, Patrik Kollaroci, used ZTE's latest AXON 10 Pro 5G flagship phone to conduct the first 5G video call in the country.
In addition to the 5G video calls, visitors could also experience live demos of 5G peak rates, eight-channel HD video streaming, VR video and drone services. Tested with 60M bandwidth, the peak data rate of 5G single user reached up to 1Gbps, equaling the theoretical value. HD videos were uploaded over 5G networks in real-time by a 360-degree camera drone and downloaded by VR glasses. The result was a clear, smooth multi-channel live video experience. With the demonstrations showcasing the strong performance of the 5G network, featuring high speed and low latency.
"With the issuing of 5G licenses, the 5G era has now arrived in Slovakia. We hope to cooperate with ZTE to provide leading 5G applications and services to Slovakian users as soon as possible," said Roman Vavrik, CEO of SWAN.
ZTE is committed to creating the ultimate experience with simple and intelligent wireless networks for operators in the 5G era, alongside mature end-to-end technology. To date, with the world's first 5G commercial deployment of scale, ZTE has won 25 5G commercial contracts all over the world, covering China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MAE and other major 5G markets, and has cooperated with more than 60 operators around the world. SWAN Mobile and ZTE officially signed its 5G commercial contract on May 31st, 2019.