- Total project value: £2,558,494
- DCMS funding: £1,486,004
- Project location: East Anglia
Among the work to be developed are virtual and augmented reality experiences to complement BT Sport’s services. 5G Edge-XR will for example demonstrate how 5G networks, coupled with cloud graphics processing units, could enable people to view immersive sporting events from all angles across a broader range of devices including smartphones, tablets, AR and VR headsets and TVs. It will also help realise the vision and potential of 5G networks to create new opportunities for UK businesses at home and internationally, and encourage inward investment.
Tim Whitley, Managing Director, Applied Research, BT, said:
5G Edge-XR will combine cloud computing and EE’s 5G network to support real time services that require uncompromised audio and visuals. We’re excited to work alongside world-class British companies to develop a range of prototypes for virtual, mixed and augmented reality and create experiences that will transform culture, education, engineering and entertainment. Our prototypes will be designed at Adastral Park and showcased across the UK to demonstrate the benefits 5G technology can bring to people and businesses across the nation.
Organisations participating in this project
Agriculture, ManufacturingBT is a leading global business communications provider. With more than 17,000 people worldwide, BT supply ICT services to 5,500 multinational companies across 180 countries worldwide. Learn more...
Agriculture, Automotive, Transport & Logistics, Creative Industries, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Sport, Travel & LeisureTHE GRID FACTORY operates at the leading edge of GPU technology and professional visualisation. We are dynamic in our designs, adaptive in our concepts and flexible in our approach. Learn more...
Sport, Travel & LeisureBristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Learn more...
DanceEast is based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, its vision is to realise the power of dance to transform lives and transcend cultural borders. Learn more...
Salsa Sound produce AI-driven technologies for automated and enhanced audio mixing for live sports. Learn more...
Creative IndustriesCondense Reality's software solution enables broadcasters and content creators to capture and stream volumetric video in real-time. Learn more...