Wednesday, February 17, 2016

5G services for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

As reported by The Korea Joongang Daily, planning is well underway for using the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to showcase Korea's 5G network technology.  At least since the 2012 London Olympics, and in the last winter games in Sochi, the role of television and the media has shifted to a multi-screen, "bring your own device" spectacle.
As noted in the newspaper report,"During the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, spectators around the world will have access to a number of services built from the nation’s next-generation 5G wireless capabilities, including the ability to watch an event from the perspective of a competitor. Telecommunications provider KT, an official telecom partner of the event, offered a peek into how it will deploy 5G-backed technologies such as 360-degree videos and holographic interviews to enhance the viewing experience."
This week KT demonstrated the holographic interview.  (click on the graphic to see a full size image)

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