Government backed fund to trial new uses for 5G in the UK

A project that uses 5G to provide instant, multi-angle replays via smartphones during stadium events is being backed by the UK government as part of a multimillion pound push to grasp the benefits of the networking standard.

The £28 million (€31 million) fund represents joint investment from the government and business that will fund nine projects including O2’s Project Vista that will explore how the stadium replays can be implemented at London’s O2 arena.  

Other initiatives include the Eden Project in Cornwall looking at how 5G and 360-degree video can enhance the visitor experience and allow anyone to enjoy the exhibits and talks. While, on the Isle of Wight people will be encouraged to take up yacht racing using immersive virtual reality experiences.

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