Samsung, SK Telecom team for 5G-based 8K TV | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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Further accelerating the usage of its recently commercialised next-generation network, SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Samsung Electronics to jointly develop and commercialise the world’s first 5G-8K TV in Korea.

Samsung QLED 8K TV 5Sep2019 2The partners say that the 5G-8K TV solution will revolutionise users’ TV-watching experience by directly receiving 8K video over SK Telecom’s ultra-wideband 5G network.

The telco plans to apply mobile edge computing and network-based media processing to its 5G network to realise 8K video transmission while Samsung Electronics will apply its 8K AI Upscaling and next-generation codec technologies to upgrade full HD and UHD images to 8K resolution. It will also equip its 8K TVs with 5G dongles to support direct transmission of 8K resolution video content.

The upshot will mean that Korean viewers will be able to watch video content of the POOQ joint venture terrestrial over-the-top TV and video subscription service and SK Broadband’s oksusu OTT platform at 8K resolution.

The two companies have also agreed to jointly evolve 5G-8K TV further to deliver a new user experience by working together in the areas including eSpace, SK Telecom’s hyper-space platform for replicating the real world in cyberspace, and 5G Sero TV, a 5G-based television that can be rotated both horizontally and vertically to provide a smartphone-like UX for TV users. Moreover, they also plan to develop B2B business models in areas of smart office and digital signage by adding 5G connectivity to televisions and displays.

“The 5G-8K TV is the culmination of ultra-low latency 5G networks combined with ultra-high definition TV technology,” said Park Jin-hyo, chief technology officer and head of ICT R&D Centre at SK Telecom. “5G technology will help make the world of hyper media a reality.”