Testbeds & trials

5G Edge-XR

  • Started on 1 Aug 2020

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  • 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.

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