MTN hits 1.6Gbps on 5G inside a drifting car

MTN held a 5G demonstration at the Gerotek test track where it had a driver wear a virtual reality headset to control a large vehicle drifting around on a skidpan at high speed.

The windows of the vehicle were blacked out, making it impossible for the driver to see without the use of the headset, which displayed video streamed directly from the car-mounted cameras on the outside of the vehicle.

Video was streamed at a resolution of 4K (3,840 x 2,160) with a latency of below 5ms while the car was in motion.

Due to the low latency and visual fidelity of the virtual reality experience, the driver was able to drift the car around the test track without encountering any problems with the live video stream.

Ericsson, Cisco, and MTN were demonstrating the low-latency and high-speed capabilities of forthcoming 5G technology. The kind of real-time visuals demonstrated on the

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