5G And VR Services To 2018 Winter Olympics

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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