EE has successfully demonstrated the power and reliability of its EE 5G network by live streaming an AR Bastille gig to three UK cities.
The impressive real-time demonstration treated commuters to 360-degree footage of Bastille’s Birmingham concert. This was a great way to show the impressive bandwidth of 5G, using mixed reality glasses provided by Nreal, which were paired with one of the leading 5G phones, the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Bastille in 360-degree AR
“With 5G, our customers can enjoy immersive experiences no matter where they are, even during their commute and in the busiest places,” said Pete Jeavons, marketing communications director at BT and EE. “We’re saying goodbye to the days of refreshing our screens while waiting to get out of the station into a less congested area. This extraordinary AR performance from Bastille in three cities simultaneously, is a great demonstration of what’s now possible for our customers with 5G.”
EE holds the title of the UK’s first 5G network, following its launch in May among core cities. The service has since steadily expanded to reach places such as Liverpool, Glasgow and Huddersfield.
The future of 5G
This demonstration from EE was a great way to show the entertainment value of 5G. Huge events can be broadcast around the world in a way that we’ve never seen before, using either AR and VR. This will bring events to people in remote locations, and make the experience much more immersive.
However, 5G isn’t just transforming the entertainment industry. And this is just one of many innovative 5G use cases that we are seeing across diverse sectors, such as manufacturing, farming, healthcare, and local government, to name a few.
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