Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality over Wireless Networks Gaining Momentum in Industrial Sector

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2Q 2018 | IN-5151


Manufacturers Trialing 5G-Enabled AR Devices 


Augmented Reality (AR) is growing in presence in industrial applications like smart manufacturing. Ericsson has recently used AR for troubleshooting at its own production sites in Tallinn, Estonia, and is expanding its use to other Ericsson sites like China. By using Augmented Reality Troubleshooting (ART), the engineers can solve tricky issues with just-in-time fault-finding data and immediate information sharing, which can boost productivity by 50%. All of this requires a reliable, low-latency, high-bandwidth connection for sustained and high-fidelity AR experience.

The 5G network, with extreme throughput, ultra-low latency, and uniform experience, will be the ideal solution for connected AR/VR experiences when streaming live data, pictures, video or telepresence. Connectivity vendors, such as Qualcomm, Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia, as well as telcos such as Verizon, SK Telekom, and Orange, view AR and VR as one of the prime use cases for the 5G network. ABI Research forecasts that around 10% of industrial smartglasses and standalone VR devices …

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