DOCOMO Open Innovation Cloud™ Screen Transmission Demonstration: Maximum of 60 Frames per Second Achieved

On February 28, 2020, Splashtop conducted an experiment to measure screen transmission using NTT DOCOMO Inc.’s 5G-compatible cloud infrastructure, “DOCOMO Open Innovation Cloud™”. In the experiment, Splashtop Business was used. After linking the connection source and destination PCs in a 5G environment, the maximum frame rate (fps) was measured.

Frame rate refers to the number of still images that a video can record in a single second. Just like a flip book, the more frames there are, the smoother the video plays.

Below are the details of the experiment.

4G (LTE) Experiment Results

  • Destination PC: Within DOCOMO Open Innovation Cloud™
  • Source PC: LTE connection
  • Maximum number of frames: 37 fps
5G Experiment Results

  • Destination PC: Within DOCOMO Open Innovation Cloud™
  • Source PC: 5G connection
  • Maximum number of frames: 60 fps
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After authenticating the Splashtop server online, the destination PC constructed inside the DOCOMO Open Innovation Cloud™ and the source PC connected via 5G were able to achieve screen transmission of 60 fps through a peer-to-peer connection.

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In general, it is said that 2D films can be played in 24 fps, 3D films in 48 fps, and TV content in 29.97 fps without an issue. 60 fps is the approximate value at which, even when playing games with large amounts of data on TVs or PCs, the display does not stop and playback is smooth, allowing for a comfortable experience.

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Along with the commercialization of 5G, one of the fields generating the most excitement is long-distance support for video transmission. This is because it is believed that using 5G environments to achieve frame rates higher than conventionally possible will allow for the sharing of videos with others in real-time with smooth playback.

Going forward, Splashtop will continue to strive for the commercialization of 5G-compatible services.

Comment from DOCOMO:

When we conducted this 5G and LTE experiment, while the LTE results (37 fps) were of course impressive, we were extremely pleased that the 5G experiment achieved 60 fps, a truly wonderful result. Based on these results, we grew eager to think about how to implement 5G solutions in society going forward. These experiment results will be especially useful for creating solutions that combine the DOCOMO Open Innovation Cloud™ service and 5G lines, so we would like to take advantage of them and think of ways for them to be useful to the world.

We feel that going forward, in terms of the direction that 5G society is heading in, there will be a demand for improved industrial sophistication and work-style reforms. Improved industrial sophistication will focus primarily on the manufacturing, construction, and plant industries and will likely enable us to respond to the needs related to workplaces, product inspections, and construction management. For work-style reforms, we believe we can contribute in many ways to the service industry in particular. In the future, we will place ourselves in the position of our end users and encourage a mutual exchange of wisdom so that we can contribute to society by providing even better solutions.

– Shoichi Motodaka, Corporate Business Strategy Director, Corporate Business Headquarters, NTT Docomo Inc.