Huawei and its VR OpenLab business partners introduced the Dual-G Cloud VR Initiative at the 16th Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS). The companies contributing to this initiative include Nvidia, BOE, Cyber Cloud, Letin VR, Skyworth VR, Pico, DPVR, iQIY, and Growlib, and together they will promote continuous innovation in the industry and accelerate the large-scale commercial use of Cloud VR.
Under this initiative, Huawei’s iLab and X Labs will function as incubation centers to cooperate with platform, content, and terminal service providers, as well as chip and screen vendors. The participants will have the opportunity to build Gigaband and 5G Cloud VR business products and explore possibilities regarding gigabit home broadband and 5G.
Richard Jin, President of the Huawei Transmission and Access Product Line, said, “With joint promotion by industry partners and global operators, the Cloud VR industry is booming. Thanks to the extensive collaboration of all parties in the industry chain, Cloud VR has metamorphosed from concepts into real business applications.”
Employing the iLab and X Labs for innovation projects, Huawei and its VR OpenLab partners will work collaboratively on Cloud VR business scenarios in three fields – B2B, B2H, B2C. On the B2B front, the focus will be on incubating businesses in vertical industries such as movies, education, healthcare to enable the digital evolution of enterprises using VR.
The focus in the B2H field, based on the scale effect of IPTV, will be on interactive scenarios such as education, home cinema and webcasting to accelerate the application of VR in homes. The B2C strategy, based on 5G networks, will focus on lightweight interaction setups, such as social networking, thus enabling a premium VR experience for individual users.
Mr. Jin added, “As a key part of the industry chain, Huawei will adhere to the concept of ‘Huawei Inside’, fully leverage the platform capabilities of “connectivity + intelligence + cloud”, provide basic capability support, and work with partners to build Gigaband and 5G Cloud VR business solutions to promote the Cloud VR industry.”