Huawei Carrier BG CMO Bob Cai gave a keynote speech titled 5G + AR, Turning Dreams into Reality at Huawei’s Better World Summit for 5G + AR. Cai stated in this speech that 5G will turn on AR, and AR will turn on 5G. He also announced the publication of the AR Insight and Application Practice White Paper, which provides information on the AR industry’s devices, applications, and networking. Cai urged the entire industry to collaborate in order to create a successful 5G + AR ecosystem.
AR creates a new frontier
According to Huawei and third-party data, the AR market will be worth $300 billion by 2025. “AR will first see widespread adoption in five key industries: education, social networking, shopping, travel and navigation, and gaming,” Cai predicted. “AR has the potential to truly bring the physical and digital worlds together, making dreams a reality.”
AR makes communication more efficient
Cai presented case studies of Huawei’s use of augmented reality at the event. Customers from all over the world are unable to visit Huawei in person due to COVID-19, so Huawei uses augmented reality to demonstrate its leading products and solutions online, allowing for more efficient communication. Huawei also employs augmented reality to speed up the delivery of 5G base stations, greatly increasing delivery efficiency.
Huawei simplifies AR
Cai demonstrated how Huawei “produces” AR at the event. Huawei’s Air Photo uses proprietary algorithms to convert a 2D photo into a digital 3D model, making AR 3D character modeling much easier. Cai also showed off Huawei AR Engine, the company’s augmented reality development platform for mobile devices. To create AR effects with Huawei AR Engine, developers only need to write 10 lines of code, greatly increasing the efficiency of AR application development.
The entire industry should work together to create a 5G + AR ecosystem
He Chengjian, Director of Shenzhen Communication Management Bureau, David MacQueen, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, Huang He, Chief Producer of Shenzhen TV Station, Wei Rongjie, RealMax CEO, Hiroshi Fukuda, meleap CEO, Liang Jinhao, representative of HADO China Region, and Fu Jie, Executive Director of SCI attended the event and delivered keynotes. They discussed the most recent AR use cases as well as their predictions for AR’s future trends.
Shenzhen, according to He Chengjian, is the first city in the world to have complete 5G SA coverage. AR-based ICT services have the potential to be used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, e-commerce, real estate, home decor, culture, sport, tourism, healthcare, and education. AR applications have become a key driver of digital transformation, and they will fundamentally alter how we work and live.
Cai concluded his speech by saying, “Go alone if you want to go fast; go together if you want to go far. The development of AR necessitates collaboration across the entire industry in order to create a prosperous 5G + AR value chain. AR and 5G are coming together at the ideal time. AR turns on 5G, and 5G turns on AR.”