Reaching Mutual Maturity
The confluence of 5G and augmented reality has been a cornerstone of digital disruption conversations for quite a while. However, only recently has both 5G and AR/VR been at a level of maturity to truly cooperate and enable new experiences not possible before. Huawei’s recent Better World Summit highlighted this market trend well, with several vendors across AR/VR, networks, and content showcasing both what is happening today and what is possible going forward. The United States Department of Defense is researching 5G and AR to enable telemedicine and medical training use cases. Orange partnered with Immersiv.io to deliver AR content around the Tour de France. Immersiv.io is also working with Verizon, who has been implementing 5G in U.S. sports stadiums at a steady rate, and the NHL for AR player stat tracking.
None of these use cases are particularly novel, but feasibility of implementation and ultimately scale of usage is growing dramatically t...
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