The future of 3G videoconferencing could soon be real, following NTT DoCoMo’s trials of its new mobile platform that supports the advanced business application. The videophones will display images of up to four people at a time on a split screen. Its introduction at the trial will be a world premiere.
The Japanese telecoms giant has signed up 35 companies across various industries to test the mobile videoconferencing system over four months. The trials, using phones that run on the 3G-324M protocol, are expected to begin on May 31.
Companies will test the phones during corporate meetings and will also use them to broadcast live events. The results can be expected late in the year, following the trial’s completion at the end of September.