ZTE and China Mobile claim 5G first for National Youth Games

Chinese telcos ZTE and China Mobile have joined forces for the country’s 2nd National Youth Games to deliver what they claim is China’s first 5G sporting event.

ZTE and the Shanxi branch of China Mobile are offering integrated 5G live television solutions for the ongoing multi-sport event, which commenced on Thursday in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province.

ZTE technology is being used in multiple major venues, including the main stadium. It provides the television audience with three distinctive 5G scenarios, including multi-angle views, flexible zooming, and free viewpoint. Spectators at the Games are being offered a multi-angle live streaming app.

In addition, IPTV subscribers of the Shanxi branch of China Mobile can also access the real-time multi-angle UHD live events on its platform.

ZTE said in a statement: “The application of 5G live TV solutions in the 2nd National Youth Games sets a great example for the future live streaming of sporting events.

“With the large-scale deployments of 5G networks and vigorous development of 8K/VR/AR video technologies, ZTE will continue to promote 5G live TV commercialisation in collaboration with partners, exploring the live streaming solutions, industry applications, and in-depth cooperation among industry players in the 5G scenario.”

The Games run through to August 18.