5G And VR Services To 2018 Winter Olympics

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5G And VR Services To 2018 Winter Olympics
April 3, 2017

The site of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea is being equipped with 5G technology that will enable a range of VR/AR services for fans and athletes alike. The technology is being implemented by South Korean tech company KT Corporation, who have plans to introduce 360-degree live VR of events such as Bobsled and a VR experience that allows fans to participate in a virtual Olympic Torch Relay.

 

An early example of this technology was demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress, where fans of figure skating were able to watch a performance by Olympic silver medallist Yuna Kim from multiple angles. There are also ambitious plans to have self-driving buses which will be fitted with an interactive system that shows the Olympics action, complete with 360-degree capability.

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