M1 and Huawei Add a 5G Touch to Singapore’s Lunar New Year Festivities

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M1 and Huawei announced that they are working together to enhance this year’s Chingay parade experience with advanced 5G standalone (SA) network technology.

Organised by People’s Association (PA), the Chingay is one of Asia’s largest street parade. It is held annually to showcase Singapore’s cultural heritage and diversity and to mark the Lunar New Year festivities. The two-day parade, themed ‘Colours in Harmony’, will be held on 31 January and 1 February 2020 at the F1 Pit Building, and will feature an array of vibrant performances and displays.

Upgrading the Chingay with 5G

Adding a unique technological element to this year’s parade, M1 and Huawei will deploy its 5G SA network infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment to enhance the overall parade experience. This includes the deployment of a camera drone to capture footage of one of the key highlights of the Chingay parade – the longest dragon dance in the world, which measures 108-metres long and two-metres wide. This footage will then have special augmented reality (AR) effects added to it and transmitted to a live web broadcast for viewers to stream online.

With M1’s low latency and high bandwidth 5G network, viewers can enjoy an AR enhanced viewing experience through the live web broadcast. In the latest Opensignal Singapore Mobile Network Experience report, M1 was ranked first for Latency Experience, attaining the fastest responsiveness time of just 26.6ms. With 5G technology aiming to deliver even more responsive networks in the years ahead, M1 is well-positioned to capitalise on its low-latency responsive network to support a wide range of applications and services, as well as the development of innovative smart solutions in Singapore.