Singapore to Showcase 5G at One of Asia's Largest Street Parades

Singapore to Showcase 5G at One of Asia's Largest Street Parades

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

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.

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.

Singapore's Chingay Parade. Image: The Edge Singapore
Singapore's Chingay Parade. Image: The Edge Singapore


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. 

“By capturing and live-streaming a bird’s-eye-view of the world’s longest dancing dragon with viewing experience augmented by AR effects, we have showcased our capabilities to innovate and tap the benefits of 5G SA technology,” says Denis Seek, M1’s chief technical officer.

Singapore's Chingay Parade. Image:
Singapore's Chingay Parade. Image:


“This live demonstration is a glimpse of how we could harness 5G to enhance the way our customers work, live and play, ahead of full-fledged 5G network deployment in Singapore,” he adds.

'Huawei is thrilled to collaborate with M1 and the People's Association to demonstrate the impact and benefits of 5G for Singaporeans. This high-quality live broadcast of the parade enabled by 5G is only the beginning of this journey. Huawei's technology is designed to improve lives and we will continue to unleash the deeper potential of 5G, as we work with our partners to help Singapore attain its goal of becoming a global front-runner in 5G implementation,' said Mr Nicholas Ma, Chief Executive of Huawei International.

Source : The Edge Singapore  | Market Screener

Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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